Airworthiness Directives; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Gliders, 28758-28760 [2017-13127]

Download as PDF 28758 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 121 / Monday, June 26, 2017 / Rules and Regulations cause for shortened notice and publishing its reasoning with the rule. 12 U.S.C. 553(d). The Board has determined that good cause exists for finding that the notice, public comment, and delayed effective date provisions of the APA are unnecessary, impracticable, or contrary to the public interest with respect to the final amendments to Regulation D. The rate increases for IORR and IOER that are reflected in the final amendments to Regulation D were made with a view towards accommodating commerce and business and with regard to their bearing upon the general credit situation of the country. Notice and public comment would prevent the Board’s action from being effective as promptly as necessary in the public interest, and would not otherwise serve any useful purpose. Notice, public comment, and a delayed effective date would create uncertainty about the finality and effectiveness of the Board’s action and undermine the effectiveness of that action. Accordingly, the Board has determined that good cause exists to dispense with the notice, public comment, and delayed effective date procedures of the APA with respect to the final amendments to Regulation D. IV. Regulatory Flexibility Analysis The Regulatory Flexibility Act (‘‘RFA’’) does not apply to a rulemaking where a general notice of proposed rulemaking is not required.5 As noted previously, the Board has determined that it is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest to publish a general notice of proposed rulemaking for this final rule. Accordingly, the RFA’s requirements relating to an initial and final regulatory flexibility analysis do not apply. V. Paperwork Reduction Act In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506; 5 CFR part 1320, appendix A.1), the Board reviewed the final rule under the authority delegated to the Board by the Office of Management and Budget. The final rule contains no requirements subject to the PRA. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES List of Subjects in 12 CFR Part 204 Banks, Banking, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Board amends 12 CFR part 204 as follows: 55 U.S.C. 603 and 604. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:07 Jun 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 This AD is effective July 31, 2017. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference ■ 1. The authority citation for part 204 of a certain publication listed in this AD continues to read as follows: as of July 31, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD Authority: 12 U.S.C. 248(a), 248(c), 461, docket on the Internet at http:// 601, 611, and 3105. www.regulations.gov by searching for ■ 2. Section 204.10 is amended by and locating Docket No. FAA–2017– revising paragraph (b)(5) to read as 0343; or in person at Document follows: Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, § 204.10 Payment of interest on balances. M–30, West Building Ground Floor, * * * * * Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey (b) * * * Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. (5) The rates for IORR and IOER are: For service information identified in this AD, contact DG Flugzeugbau Rate GmbH, Otto-Lilienthal Weg 2, D–76646 (%) Bruchsal, Germany; telephone: +49 IORR ............................................. 1.25 (0)7251 3202–0; email: info@dgIOER ............................................. 1.25 flugzeugbau.de; Internet: http://www.dgflugzeugbau.de/en/?noredirect=en_US. * * * * * You may view this referenced service By order of the Board of Governors of the information at the FAA, Small Airplane Federal Reserve System, June 19, 2017. Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Ann E. Misback, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, Secretary of the Board. call (816) 329–4148. It is also available [FR Doc. 2017–13107 Filed 6–23–17; 8:45 am] on the Internet at http:// BILLING CODE 6210–01–P www.regulations.gov by searching for Docket No. FAA–2017–0343. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Rutherford, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Federal Aviation Administration Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4165; fax: (816) 14 CFR Part 39 329–4090; email: jim.rutherford@faa.gov. [Docket No. FAA–2017–0343; Directorate Identifier 2017–CE–005–AD; Amendment SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PART 204—RESERVE REQUIREMENTS OF DEPOSITORY INSTITUTIONS (REGULATION D) DATES: 39–18936; AD 2017–13–06] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Gliders Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Models DG–400, DG–500M, DG–500MB, DG–800A, and DG–800B gliders. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as a manufacturing defect in certain textile fabric covered fuel hoses, which could cause the fuel hose to fail. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to all DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Models DG–400, DG–500M, DG–500MB, DG–800A, and DG–800B gliders. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on April 21, 2017 (82 FR 18722). The NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products and was based on mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country. The MCAI states: During service and annual inspection, DG found that some fuel hoses with textile fabric covering, installed from the beginning of the year 2015, had become weak or untight with time. The suspected root cause for this premature degradation is a manufacturing defect of a certain batch of fuel hoses. This condition, if not detected and corrected, may lead to kinking of the fuel hoses, possibly resulting in a reduced fuel supply and consequent partial or total loss of available power. E:\FR\FM\26JNR1.SGM 26JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 121 / Monday, June 26, 2017 / Rules and Regulations To address this unsafe condition, DGFlugzeugbau published Technical Note TN 800–44, 500–10, DG–SS–02 providing inspection and replacement instructions. For the reason described above, this [EASA] AD requires inspection and replacement of the affected fuel hoses. The MCAI can be found in the AD docket on the Internet at https:// www.regulations.gov/ document?D=FAA-2017-0343-0002. 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 We reviewed DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Technical note No. 800–44, 500–10, DG–SS–02, dated November 9, 2016, and co-published as one document; DG– 400 diagram 8, 6 TN DG–SS–02; DG– 500M diagram 14, TN 500/10; DG– 500MB diagram 14, TN 500/10; DG– 800A/LA diagram 11, TN 800/44; DG– 800B Solo 2625 diagram 11, TN 800/44; DG–800B Solo 2625 diagram 11a, TN 800/44; DG–800B Solo 2625 diagram 11b, TN 800/44; and DG–800B ab W.Nr. 8–155/from ser. no. 8–155 on, diagram 11d, TN 800/44, all diagrams issued October 2016. In combination, the service information describes procedures for inspecting and replacing the fuel hoses on different aircraft model variants covered by the applicability of this AD. This service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section of this AD. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD will affect 59 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 2 workhours per product to comply with each inspection required by this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the inspection cost of this AD on U.S. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:07 Jun 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 operators to be $10,030, or $170 per product. In addition, we estimate that each replacement action required by this AD will take about 8 work-hours and require parts costing $500. Based on these figures, we estimate the replacement cost of this AD on U.S. operators to be $69,620, or $1,180 per product. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, section 44701: General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings We determined that this 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, 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. 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–2017– 0343; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 28759 and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains the NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (telephone (800) 647– 5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. 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 AD: ■ 2017–13–06 DG FlugzeugbauGmbH: Amendment 39–18936; Docket No. FAA– 2017–0343; Directorate Identifier 2017– CE–005–AD. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective July 31, 2017. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Models DG–400, DG–500M, DG–500MB, DG– 800A, and DG–800B gliders, all serial numbers, that: (1) Have textile fabric covered fuel hoses installed in the fuselage; and (2) are certificated in any category. Note 1 to paragraph (c) of this AD: Metal fabric covered fuel hoses installed in the engine area are not affected by this AD. (d) Subject Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 28: Fuel. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as a manufacturing defect in certain textile fabric covered fuel hoses, which could cause the fuel hose to fail. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the fuel hose, which could cause reduced fuel supply and result in partial or total loss of power. E:\FR\FM\26JNR1.SGM 26JNR1 28760 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 121 / Monday, June 26, 2017 / Rules and Regulations sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES (f) Actions and Compliance Unless already done, do the following actions: (1) Within the next 30 days after July 31, 2017 (the effective date of this AD), inspect all textile fabric covered fuel hoses located in the fuselage following Instructions 1. of DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Technical note (TN) No. 800–44, 500–10, DG–SS–02, dated November 9, 2016. Note 2 to paragraph (f)(1) through (6) of this AD: DG Flugzeugbau GmbH TN No. 800– 44, DG Flugzeugbau GmbH TN No. 500–10, and DG Flugzeugbau GmbH TN No. DG–SS– 02, are all dated November 9, 2016, and copublished as one document. (2) If any kinking or wet fabric covering is found during the inspection required in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, within the next 14 days after the inspection, replace all textile fabric covered fuel hoses located in the fuselage following Instructions 2. of DG Flugzeugbau GmbH TN No. 800–44, 500–10, DG–SS–02, dated November 9, 2016, and DG–400 diagram 8, 6 TN DG–SS–02; DG– 500M diagram 14, TN 500/10; DG–500MB diagram 14, TN 500/10; DG–800A/LA diagram 11, TN 800/44; DG–800B Solo 2625 diagram 11, TN 800/44; DG–800B Solo 2625 diagram 11a, TN 800/44; DG–800B Solo 2625 diagram 11b, TN 800/44; and DG–800B ab W.Nr. 8–155/from ser. no. 8–155 on, diagram 11d, TN 800/44, as applicable, all diagrams issued October 2016. (3) If no kinking or wet fabric covering is found during the inspection required in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, within the next 12 months after July 31, 2017 (the effective date of this AD), replace all textile fabric covered fuel hoses located in the fuselage following the instructions and diagrams specified in paragraph (f)(2) of this AD. (4) Within 12 months after doing the replacements required in paragraph (f)(2) or (f)(3) of this AD, as applicable, and repetitively thereafter at intervals not to exceed 12 months, inspect all fuel hoses in the fuselage for any signs of wear, fissures, kinks, lack of tight fit, or leaks. For this inspection, the ignition switch must be turned on to run the electric fuel pump to demonstrate an operating fuel pressure. Do this inspection following Instructions 4. of DG Flugzeugbau GmbH TN No. 800–44, 500– 10, DG–SS–02, dated November 9, 2016. (5) If any signs of wear, fissures, kinks, lack of tight fit, or leaks are found during any inspection required in paragraph (f)(4) of this AD, replace the defective fuel hose in the fuselage following the instructions and diagrams specified in paragraph (f)(2) of this AD. Continue with the repetitive inspections as specified in paragraph (f)(4) of this AD. (6) If no signs of wear, fissures, kinks, lack of tight fit, or leaks are found during any inspection required in paragraph (f)(4) of this AD, at intervals not to exceed 10 years, replace the fuel hoses in the fuselage with new fuel hoses following the instructions and diagrams specified in paragraph (f)(2) of this AD. (g) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:07 Jun 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Standards Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to ATTN: Jim Rutherford, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4165; fax: (816) 329– 4090; email: jim.rutherford@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC on any glider to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO. (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority (or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. (h) Related Information Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No.: 2016–0259, dated December 21, 2016, for related information. You may examine the MCAI on the Internet at https://www.regulations.gov/ document?D=FAA-2017-0343-0002. (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 this AD specifies otherwise. (i) DG–400 diagram 8, issued October 2016 TN DG–SS–02. (ii) DG–500M diagram 14, issued October 2016 TN 500/10. (iii) DG–500MB diagram 14, issued October 2016 TN 500/10. (iv) DG–800A/LA diagram 11, issued October 2016 TN 800/44. (v) DG–800B Solo 2625 diagram 11, issued October 2016 TN 800/44. (vi) DG–800B Solo 2625 diagram 11a, issued October 2016 TN 800/44. (vii) DG–800B Solo 2625 diagram 11b, issued October 2016 TN 800/44. (viii) DG–800B ab W.Nr. 8–155/from ser. no. 8–155 on, diagram 11d, issued October 2016 TN 800/44. (ix) DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Technical note (TN) No. 800–44, 500–10, DG–SS–02, dated November 9, 2016. Note 3 to paragraph (i)(2)(ix) of this AD: DG Flugzeugbau GmbH TN No. 800–44, DG Flugzeugbau GmbH TN No. 500–10, and DG Flugzeugbau GmbH TN No. DG–SS–02, are all dated November 9, 2016, and copublished as one document. (3) For service information identified in this AD, DG Flugzeugbau GmbH, OttoLilienthal Weg 2, D–76646 Bruchsal, Germany; telephone: +49 (0)7251 3202–0; email: info@dg-flugzeugbau.de; Internet: http://www.dg-flugzeugbau.de/en/ ?noredirect=en_US. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. In addition, you can access this service information on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017–0343. (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 Kansas City, Missouri, on June 19, 2017. Pat Mullen, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2017–13127 Filed 6–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 14 CFR Parts 1264 and 1271 RIN 2700–AE30 [Document Number NASA–17–039: Docket Number—NASA–2017–0002] Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Interim final rule with request for public comment. AGENCY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is publishing for public comment an interim final rule to adjust the civil monetary penalties within its jurisdiction for inflation, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (the Inflation Adjustment Act or the Act), as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 and further amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act). The revision to this rule is part of NASA’s retrospective plan under Executive Order (E.O.) 13563 completed in August 2011. NASA’s full plan can be accessed on the Agency’s open Government Web site at http:// www.nasa.gov/open/. DATES: This interim final rule is effective August 25, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan R. Diederich, Office of the General Counsel, NASA Headquarters, telephone (202) 358–0216. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26JNR1.SGM 26JNR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0343; Directorate Identifier 2017-CE-005-AD; 
Amendment 39-18936; AD 2017-13-06]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Gliders

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 all DG 
Flugzeugbau GmbH Models DG-400, DG-500M, DG-500MB, DG-800A, and DG-800B 
gliders. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness 
information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country 
to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The 
MCAI describes the unsafe condition as a manufacturing defect in 
certain textile fabric covered fuel hoses, which could cause the fuel 
hose to fail. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the 
unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective July 31, 2017.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of July 31, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2017-
0343; or in person at 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 service information identified in this AD, contact DG 
Flugzeugbau GmbH, Otto-Lilienthal Weg 2, D-76646 Bruchsal, Germany; 
telephone: +49 (0)7251 3202-0; email: info@dg-flugzeugbau.de; Internet: 
http://www.dg-flugzeugbau.de/en/?noredirect=en_US. You may view this 
referenced service information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 
901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the 
availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329-4148. It is 
also available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by 
searching for Docket No. FAA-2017-0343.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Rutherford, Aerospace Engineer, 
FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, 
Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4165; fax: (816) 329-4090; email: 
jim.rutherford@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 all DG Flugzeugbau GmbH 
Models DG-400, DG-500M, DG-500MB, DG-800A, and DG-800B gliders. The 
NPRM was published in the Federal Register on April 21, 2017 (82 FR 
18722). The NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the 
specified products and was based on mandatory continuing airworthiness 
information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another 
country.
    The MCAI states:

    During service and annual inspection, DG found that some fuel 
hoses with textile fabric covering, installed from the beginning of 
the year 2015, had become weak or untight with time. The suspected 
root cause for this premature degradation is a manufacturing defect 
of a certain batch of fuel hoses.
    This condition, if not detected and corrected, may lead to 
kinking of the fuel hoses, possibly resulting in a reduced fuel 
supply and consequent partial or total loss of available power.

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    To address this unsafe condition, DG-Flugzeugbau published 
Technical Note TN 800-44, 500-10, DG-SS-02 providing inspection and 
replacement instructions.
    For the reason described above, this [EASA] AD requires 
inspection and replacement of the affected fuel hoses.

The MCAI can be found in the AD docket on the Internet at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2017-0343-0002.

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

    We reviewed DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Technical note No. 800-44, 500-10, 
DG-SS-02, dated November 9, 2016, and co-published as one document; DG-
400 diagram 8, 6 TN DG-SS-02; DG-500M diagram 14, TN 500/10; DG-500MB 
diagram 14, TN 500/10; DG-800A/LA diagram 11, TN 800/44; DG-800B Solo 
2625 diagram 11, TN 800/44; DG-800B Solo 2625 diagram 11a, TN 800/44; 
DG-800B Solo 2625 diagram 11b, TN 800/44; and DG-800B ab W.Nr. 8-155/
from ser. no. 8-155 on, diagram 11d, TN 800/44, all diagrams issued 
October 2016. In combination, the service information describes 
procedures for inspecting and replacing the fuel hoses on different 
aircraft model variants covered by the applicability of this AD. This 
service information is reasonably available because the interested 
parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by 
the means identified in the ADDRESSES section of this AD.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD will affect 59 products of U.S. registry. 
We also estimate that it will take about 2 work-hours per product to 
comply with each inspection required by this AD. The average labor rate 
is $85 per work-hour.
    Based on these figures, we estimate the inspection cost of this AD 
on U.S. operators to be $10,030, or $170 per product.
    In addition, we estimate that each replacement action required by 
this AD will take about 8 work-hours and require parts costing $500. 
Based on these figures, we estimate the replacement cost of this AD on 
U.S. operators to be $69,620, or $1,180 per product.

Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

    We determined that this 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, 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.

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-2017-
0343; 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 the NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, 
and other information. The street address for the Docket Office 
(telephone (800) 647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will 
be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

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 AD:

2017-13-06 DG FlugzeugbauGmbH: Amendment 39-18936; Docket No. FAA-
2017-0343; Directorate Identifier 2017-CE-005-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective July 31, 
2017.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Models DG-400, DG-500M, 
DG-500MB, DG-800A, and DG-800B gliders, all serial numbers, that:
    (1) Have textile fabric covered fuel hoses installed in the 
fuselage; and
    (2) are certificated in any category.

    Note 1 to paragraph (c) of this AD:  Metal fabric covered fuel 
hoses installed in the engine area are not affected by this AD.

(d) Subject

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

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness 
information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another 
country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation 
product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as a manufacturing 
defect in certain textile fabric covered fuel hoses, which could 
cause the fuel hose to fail. We are issuing this AD to prevent 
failure of the fuel hose, which could cause reduced fuel supply and 
result in partial or total loss of power.

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(f) Actions and Compliance

    Unless already done, do the following actions:
    (1) Within the next 30 days after July 31, 2017 (the effective 
date of this AD), inspect all textile fabric covered fuel hoses 
located in the fuselage following Instructions 1. of DG Flugzeugbau 
GmbH Technical note (TN) No. 800-44, 500-10, DG-SS-02, dated 
November 9, 2016.

    Note 2 to paragraph (f)(1) through (6) of this AD:  DG 
Flugzeugbau GmbH TN No. 800-44, DG Flugzeugbau GmbH TN No. 500-10, 
and DG Flugzeugbau GmbH TN No. DG-SS-02, are all dated November 9, 
2016, and co-published as one document.

    (2) If any kinking or wet fabric covering is found during the 
inspection required in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, within the next 
14 days after the inspection, replace all textile fabric covered 
fuel hoses located in the fuselage following Instructions 2. of DG 
Flugzeugbau GmbH TN No. 800-44, 500-10, DG-SS-02, dated November 9, 
2016, and DG-400 diagram 8, 6 TN DG-SS-02; DG-500M diagram 14, TN 
500/10; DG-500MB diagram 14, TN 500/10; DG-800A/LA diagram 11, TN 
800/44; DG-800B Solo 2625 diagram 11, TN 800/44; DG-800B Solo 2625 
diagram 11a, TN 800/44; DG-800B Solo 2625 diagram 11b, TN 800/44; 
and DG-800B ab W.Nr. 8-155/from ser. no. 8-155 on, diagram 11d, TN 
800/44, as applicable, all diagrams issued October 2016.
    (3) If no kinking or wet fabric covering is found during the 
inspection required in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, within the next 
12 months after July 31, 2017 (the effective date of this AD), 
replace all textile fabric covered fuel hoses located in the 
fuselage following the instructions and diagrams specified in 
paragraph (f)(2) of this AD.
    (4) Within 12 months after doing the replacements required in 
paragraph (f)(2) or (f)(3) of this AD, as applicable, and 
repetitively thereafter at intervals not to exceed 12 months, 
inspect all fuel hoses in the fuselage for any signs of wear, 
fissures, kinks, lack of tight fit, or leaks. For this inspection, 
the ignition switch must be turned on to run the electric fuel pump 
to demonstrate an operating fuel pressure. Do this inspection 
following Instructions 4. of DG Flugzeugbau GmbH TN No. 800-44, 500-
10, DG-SS-02, dated November 9, 2016.
    (5) If any signs of wear, fissures, kinks, lack of tight fit, or 
leaks are found during any inspection required in paragraph (f)(4) 
of this AD, replace the defective fuel hose in the fuselage 
following the instructions and diagrams specified in paragraph 
(f)(2) of this AD. Continue with the repetitive inspections as 
specified in paragraph (f)(4) of this AD.
    (6) If no signs of wear, fissures, kinks, lack of tight fit, or 
leaks are found during any inspection required in paragraph (f)(4) 
of this AD, at intervals not to exceed 10 years, replace the fuel 
hoses in the fuselage with new fuel hoses following the instructions 
and diagrams specified in paragraph (f)(2) of this AD.

(g) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
Standards Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this 
AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send 
information to ATTN: Jim Rutherford, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small 
Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 
64106; telephone: (816) 329-4165; fax: (816) 329-4090; email: 
jim.rutherford@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC on any glider 
to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate principal 
inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), 
or lacking a PI, your local FSDO.
    (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain 
corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these 
actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered 
FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority 
(or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product 
is airworthy before it is returned to service.

(h) Related Information

    Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No.: 
2016-0259, dated December 21, 2016, for related information. You may 
examine the MCAI on the Internet at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2017-0343-0002.

(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 this AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) DG-400 diagram 8, issued October 2016 TN DG-SS-02.
    (ii) DG-500M diagram 14, issued October 2016 TN 500/10.
    (iii) DG-500MB diagram 14, issued October 2016 TN 500/10.
    (iv) DG-800A/LA diagram 11, issued October 2016 TN 800/44.
    (v) DG-800B Solo 2625 diagram 11, issued October 2016 TN 800/44.
    (vi) DG-800B Solo 2625 diagram 11a, issued October 2016 TN 800/
44.
    (vii) DG-800B Solo 2625 diagram 11b, issued October 2016 TN 800/
44.
    (viii) DG-800B ab W.Nr. 8-155/from ser. no. 8-155 on, diagram 
11d, issued October 2016 TN 800/44.
    (ix) DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Technical note (TN) No. 800-44, 500-10, 
DG-SS-02, dated November 9, 2016.

    Note 3 to paragraph (i)(2)(ix) of this AD: DG Flugzeugbau GmbH 
TN No. 800-44, DG Flugzeugbau GmbH TN No. 500-10, and DG Flugzeugbau 
GmbH TN No. DG-SS-02, are all dated November 9, 2016, and co-
published as one document.

    (3) For service information identified in this AD, DG 
Flugzeugbau GmbH, Otto-Lilienthal Weg 2, D-76646 Bruchsal, Germany; 
telephone: +49 (0)7251 3202-0; email: info@dg-flugzeugbau.de; 
Internet: http://www.dg-flugzeugbau.de/en/?noredirect=en_US.
    (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Small 
Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For 
information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 
(816) 329-4148. In addition, you can access this service information 
on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and 
locating Docket No. FAA-2017-0343.
    (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 Kansas City, Missouri, on June 19, 2017.
Pat Mullen,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-13127 Filed 6-23-17; 8:45 am]
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