Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes, 49498-49501 [2017-23015]

Download as PDF 49498 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 206 / Thursday, October 26, 2017 / Rules and Regulations (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair, modification, or alteration required by this AD if it is approved by the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Los Angeles ACO Branch, to make those findings. To be approved, the repair method, modification deviation, or alteration deviation must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. (4) Except as required by paragraph (h)(2) of this AD: For service information that contains steps that are labeled as Required for Compliance (RC), the provisions of paragraphs (k)(4)(i) and (k)(4)(ii) of this AD apply. (i) The steps labeled as RC, including substeps under an RC step and any figures identified in an RC step, must be done to comply with the AD. If a step or substep is labeled ‘‘RC Exempt,’’ then the RC requirement is removed from that step or substep. An AMOC is required for any deviations to RC steps, including substeps and identified figures. (ii) Steps not labeled as RC may be deviated from using accepted methods in accordance with the operator’s maintenance or inspection program without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the RC steps, including substeps and identified figures, can still be done as specified, and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition. ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES (l) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Jennifer Tsakoumakis, Airframe Section, FAA, Los Angeles ACO Branch, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712–4137; phone: 562–627–5264; fax: 562– 627–5210; email: jennifer.tsakoumakis@ faa.gov. (m) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– 53A1349, dated August 23, 2016. (ii) Reserved. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Contractual & Data Services (C&DS), 2600 Westminster Blvd., MC 110–SK57, Seal Beach, CA 90740–5600; telephone 562–797–1717; Internet https:// www.myboeingfleet.com. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Oct 25, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 October 11, 2017. Dionne Palermo, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2017–22950 Filed 10–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0521; Product Identifier 2016–NM–189–AD; Amendment 39–19086; AD 2017–22–06] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600–2B16 (CL–601–3A, CL–601–3R, and CL–604 Variants) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of fuel leaks in the engine and auxiliary power unit (APU) electrical fuel pump (EFP) cartridge/ canister electrical connectors and conduits. This AD requires repetitive inspections for fuel leakage at the engine and APU fuel pumps, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective November 30, 2017. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of November 30, 2017. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact ˆ Bombardier, Inc., 400 Cote-Vertu Road ´ West, Dorval, Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; Widebody Customer Response Center North America toll-free telephone 1– 866–538–1247 or direct-dial telephone 1–514–855–2999; fax 514–855–7401; email ac.yul@aero.bombardier.com; Internet http://www.bombardier.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 1601 Lind Avenue SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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–2017– 0521. 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– 0521; 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: Steven Dzierzynski, Aerospace Engineer, Avionics and Administrative Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7367; fax 516–794–5531. 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 Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600–2B16 (CL–601–3A, CL–601–3R, and CL–604 Variants) airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on June 2, 2017 (82 FR 25556) (‘‘the NPRM’’). The NPRM was prompted by reports of fuel leaks in the engine and APU EFP cartridge/canister electrical connectors and conduits. The NPRM proposed to require repetitive inspections for fuel leakage at the engine and APU fuel pumps, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fuel leaks in certain fuel pumps to remove a potential fuel ignition hazard. Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2016–32R1, dated October 12, 2016 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL– 600–2B16 (CL–601–3A, CL–601–3R, and CL–604 Variants) airplanes. The MCAI states: E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 206 / Thursday, October 26, 2017 / Rules and Regulations Fuel leaks have been reported in the engine and auxiliary power unit (APU) electrical fuel pump (EFP) cartridge/canister electrical connectors and conduits on production aeroplanes. Initially, Bombardier had determined that the subject discrepancy was limited to the new pump canister installations on 24 production aeroplanes. Bombardier also reported the possibility of cut insulation on the electric harness wires of the newly installed canister housing assemblies. Emergency [Canadian] AD CF–2014–17 [which corresponds to FAA AD 2014–15–17, Amendment 39–17919 (79 FR 44268, July 31, 2014)] was issued to limit landing light operation on-ground in order to address a potential fire hazard as result of a possible fuel leak from the APU, EFP electrical conduit in the landing light compartment. In addition, [Canadian] AD CF–2014–21 [which corresponds to FAA AD 2014–20–01, Amendment 39–17974 (79 FR 59640, October 3, 2014), superseded by FAA AD 2016–10– 10, Amendment 39–18521 (81 FR 31497, May 19, 2016) (‘‘AD 2016–10–10’’)] was issued to mandate removal of then identified 24 discrepant EFP canister assemblies from service. Bombardier has recently determined that the subject fuel leaks may not be limited to the 24 units affected by [Canadian] AD CF– 2014–21 [(AD 2016–10–10)], but may potentially affect other in-service [Bombardier Model] CL–600–2B16 aeroplanes. Until such time that a final fix for the fuel leak problem is realized, Bombardier as an interim mitigating action, has issued [Service Bulletin] SB 604–28–022 and SB 605–28–010 that introduces [a] repeat [general visual] inspection and if required, rectification [related investigative and corrective actions] of subject fuel leaks on affected aeroplanes. [Canadian] AD CF– 2016–32 was issued on 29 September 2016 to mandate compliance with applicable Bombardier SBs, to mitigate any potential safety hazard resulting from fuel leaks. Revision 1 of this [Canadian] AD is being issued to correct a typographic error in paragraph B.1. of the [Canadian AD] Corrective Actions. 49499 included in the applicability of this AD. We have not changed this AD in this regard. 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–2017– 0521. Conclusion Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. The following presents the comment received on the NPRM and the FAA’s response. Request To Delay Issuance Until the Release of New Service Information Bombardier, Inc., indicated its intent to revise Bombardier Service Bulletin 604–28–022, dated October 19, 2015; and Bombardier Service Bulletin 605– 28–010, dated October 19, 2015. Bombardier, Inc., stated that these revisions will change the inspection instructions. Bombardier, Inc., further added that it plans to publish new service information to introduce similar inspections on Model CL–650 airplanes. We infer that Bombardier, Inc., is requesting that we delay the issuance of this final rule until after the revised service information is released and then refer to the revised service information. We disagree with the commenter’s request. We do not consider that delaying this action until release of the planned service information is warranted since the service information incorporated by reference in this AD adequately addresses the unsafe condition. We might consider additional rulemaking once the revised service information is released, or if new service information is issued for Model CL–650 airplanes, which are not We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comment received, 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 Bombardier, Inc., has issued Service Bulletin 604–28–022, dated October 19, 2015; and Service Bulletin 605–28–010, dated October 19, 2015. This service information describes procedures for repetitive general visual inspections for fuel leakage at the engine and APU fuel pumps, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. These documents are distinct since they apply to airplanes in different configurations. 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 121 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Inspections ................... 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 per inspection cycle. For Model CL–600–2B16 airplanes having serial numbers 5701 through 5955 inclusive, 5957, 5960 through 5966 inclusive, 5968 through 5971 inclusive, Cost per product Parts cost $0 and 5981, we estimate the following costs to do any necessary replacements that would be required based on the results of the required inspection. We $85 per inspection cycle. Cost on U.S. operators $10,285 per inspection cycle. have no way of determining the number of aircraft that might need these replacements: ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES ON-CONDITION COSTS Action Labor cost Replace o-ring in affected pump .................................. Replace cartridge in affected pump ............................. 3 work-hours × $85 per hour = $255 ........................... 2 work-hours × $85 per hour = $170 ........................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Oct 25, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM Parts cost 26OCR1 $17 8,618 Cost per product $272 8,788 49500 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 206 / Thursday, October 26, 2017 / Rules and Regulations For Model CL–600–2B16 airplanes having serial numbers 5301 through 5665 inclusive, we have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide cost estimates for the oncondition actions specified in this AD. According to the manufacturer, some of the costs of this AD may be covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact on affected individuals. We do not control warranty coverage for affected individuals. As a result, we have included all costs in our cost estimate. 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. This AD is issued in accordance with authority delegated by the Executive Director, Aircraft Certification Service, as authorized by FAA Order 8000.51C. In accordance with that order, issuance of ADs is normally a function of the Compliance and Airworthiness Division, but during this transition period, the Executive Director has delegated the authority to issue ADs applicable to transport category airplanes to the Director of the System Oversight Division. ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES 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; 18:08 Oct 25, 2017 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): ■ 2017–22–06 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39–19086; Docket No. FAA–2017–0521; Product Identifier 2016–NM–189–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective November 30, 2017. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600–2B16 (CL–601–3A, CL–601– 3R, and CL–604 Variants) airplanes, certificated in any category, having serial numbers 5301 through 5665 inclusive, 5701 through 5955 inclusive, 5957, 5960 through 5966 inclusive, 5968 through 5971 inclusive, and 5981. (d) Subject Regulatory Findings VerDate Sep<11>2014 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. Jkt 244001 Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 28, Fuel. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports of fuel leaks in the engine and auxiliary power unit (APU) electrical fuel pump (EFP) cartridge/ canister electrical connectors and conduits. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fuel leaks in certain fuel pumps to remove a potential fuel ignition hazard. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (g) General Visual Inspections and Corrective Actions—Model CL–600–2B16 Airplanes, Serial Numbers 5301 through 5665 Inclusive For Model CL–600–2B16 airplanes having serial numbers 5301 through 5665 inclusive: Within 600 flight hours or 12 months, whichever occurs first, after the effective date of this AD, do the inspections specified in paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), and (g)(3) of this AD, and do all applicable corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 604–28–022, dated October 19, 2015; except where Bombardier Service Bulletin 604–28– 022, dated October 19, 2015, specifies to contact the manufacturer, before further flight accomplish corrective actions in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (i)(2) of this AD. Do all applicable corrective actions before further flight. Repeat the inspections at intervals not to exceed 600 flight hours or 12 months, whichever occurs first. (1) Do a general visual inspection for traces of fuel coming from the right-hand engine boost pump at the location of the belly fairing screw (FS412, BL 0.0). (2) Do a general visual inspection for traces of fuel coming from the left-hand engine boost pump at the location of the belly fairing screw (FS412, BL 0.0). (3) Do a general visual inspection for traces of fuel coming from the EFP electrical wiring conduit outlet at the lower body fairing area for engine EFPs and at the right-hand landing light compartment for the APU EFP. (h) General Visual Inspections and Related Investigative and Corrective Actions—Model CL–600–2B16 Airplanes Having Serial Numbers 5701 through 5955 Inclusive, 5957, 5960 through 5966 Inclusive, 5968 through 5971 Inclusive, and 5981 For Model CL–600–2B16 airplanes having serial numbers 5701 through 5955 inclusive, 5957, 5960 through 5966 inclusive, 5968 through 5971 inclusive, and 5981: Within 600 flight hours or 12 months, whichever occurs first, after the effective date of this AD, do the inspections specified in paragraphs (h)(1), (h)(2), and (h)(3) of this AD, and do all applicable related investigative and corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions in Bombardier Service Bulletin 605–28–010, dated October 19, 2015; except where Bombardier Service Bulletin 605–28– 010, dated October 19, 2015, specifies to contact the manufacturer, before further flight accomplish corrective actions in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (i)(2) of this AD. Do all applicable related investigative and corrective actions before further flight. Repeat the inspections at intervals not to exceed 600 flight hours or 12 months, whichever occurs first. (1) Do a general visual inspection for traces of fuel coming from the right-hand engine boost pump at the location of the belly fairing screw (FS412, BL 0.0). (2) Do a general visual inspection for traces of fuel coming from the left-hand engine boost pump at the location of the belly fairing screw (FS412, BL 0.0). E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 206 / Thursday, October 26, 2017 / Rules and Regulations (3) Do a general visual inspection of the right-hand landing light compartment for traces of fuel coming from the APU EFP. (i) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516–794–5531. 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, New York ACO Branch, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or Bombardier, Inc.’s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized signature. ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES (j) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian AD CF–2016–32R1, dated October 12, 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–2017–0521. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Steven Dzierzynski, Aerospace Engineer, Avionics and Administrative Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228– 7367; fax 516–794–5531. (3) Service information identified in this AD that is not incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in paragraphs (k)(3) and (k)(4) of this AD. (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 this AD specifies otherwise. (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 604–28– 022, dated October 19, 2015. (ii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 605–28– 010, dated October 19, 2015. (3) For service information identified in ˆ this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 Cote´ Vertu Road West, Dorval, Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; Widebody Customer Response Center North America toll-free telephone 1– 866–538–1247 or direct-dial telephone 1– VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Oct 25, 2017 Jkt 244001 514–855–2999; fax 514–855–7401; email ac.yul@aero.bombardier.com; Internet http:// www.bombardier.com. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 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 October 17, 2017. Jeffrey E. Duven, Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2017–23015 Filed 10–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 18 CFR Parts 4, 5, and 16 [Docket No. PL17–3–000] Policy Statement on Establishing License Terms for Hydroelectric Projects Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. ACTION: Policy statement. AGENCY: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is giving notice of a new policy on establishing license terms for hydroelectric projects. In this Policy Statement, the Commission adopts a 40year default license term for original and new licenses for hydropower projects located at non-federal dams. The Policy Statement also sets forth when the Commission will consider issuing those projects a license with a term for less or more than 40 years. DATES: This policy statement will be applicable as of October 26, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicholas Jayjack, (Technical Information), Office of Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502– 6073. Carolyn Clarkin, (Legal Information), Office of the General Counsel—Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502– 8563. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 49501 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. In this Policy Statement, the Commission sets forth a new policy on establishing license terms for original and new licenses for hydropower projects located at non-federal dams. The goal of this action is to provide more certainty for stakeholders regarding the Commission’s regulatory process, reduce regulatory burden, increase administrative efficiency for all stakeholders, and further encourage licensees to negotiate settlement agreements and promptly seek authorization to implement voluntary environmental, recreational, and developmental enhancements. I. Background A. Current License Term Policy 2. Section 6 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) 1 provides that hydropower licenses shall be issued for a term not to exceed 50 years. There is no minimum license term for original licenses. FPA section 15(e) 2 provides that any ‘‘new license’’ 3 shall be for a term that the Commission determines to be in the public interest, but not less than 30 years or more than 50 years. 3. It is current Commission policy to set a 50-year term for licenses issued for projects located at federal dams.4 For projects located at non-federal dams, the Commission sets a 30-year term where there is little or no authorized redevelopment, new construction, or environmental mitigation and enhancement; a 40-year term for a license involving a moderate amount of these activities; and a 50-year term where there is an extensive amount of such activity.5 The Commission previously established this policy to ease the economic impact of new costs, promote balanced and comprehensive development of renewable power generating resources, and encourage licensees to be good environmental stewards.6 4. Determining whether the measures required under a license are minimal, moderate, or extensive is highly case1 16 U.S.C. 799 (2012). U.S.C. 808(e) (2012). 3 ‘‘New license’’ is the term used in the FPA to refer to a license issued to replace a project’s expiring license. 4 City of Danville, Virginia, 58 FERC ¶ 61,318, at 62,020 (1992) (citing Little Falls Hydroelectric Associates, 27 FERC ¶ 61,376 (1984)). 5 Id. (addressing original licenses); Consumers Power Co., 68 FERC ¶ 61,077, at 61,384 (1994) (addressing new licenses). Projects that entail construction of a new dam have generally received 50-year licenses. City of Danville, Virginia, 58 FERC ¶ 61,318 at 62,020 (citing Little Falls Hydroelectric Associates, 27 FERC ¶ 61,376). 6 Consumers Power Co., 68 FERC ¶ 61,077 at 61,384. 2 16 E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 206 (Thursday, October 26, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0521; Product Identifier 2016-NM-189-AD; Amendment 
39-19086; AD 2017-22-06]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., 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 
Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604 
Variants) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of fuel leaks in 
the engine and auxiliary power unit (APU) electrical fuel pump (EFP) 
cartridge/canister electrical connectors and conduits. This AD requires 
repetitive inspections for fuel leakage at the engine and APU fuel 
pumps, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. 
We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these 
products.

DATES: This AD is effective November 30, 2017.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of November 30, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 C[ocirc]te-Vertu Road West, Dorval, 
Qu[eacute]bec H4S 1Y9, Canada; Widebody Customer Response Center North 
America toll-free telephone 1-866-538-1247 or direct-dial telephone 1-
514-855-2999; fax 514-855-7401; email [email protected]; 
Internet http://www.bombardier.com. You may view this referenced 
service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 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-2017-0521.

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-
0521; 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: Steven Dzierzynski, Aerospace 
Engineer, Avionics and Administrative Services Section, FAA, New York 
ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; 
telephone 516-228-7367; fax 516-794-5531.

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 Bombardier, Inc., 
Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604 Variants) 
airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on June 2, 2017 
(82 FR 25556) (``the NPRM''). The NPRM was prompted by reports of fuel 
leaks in the engine and APU EFP cartridge/canister electrical 
connectors and conduits. The NPRM proposed to require repetitive 
inspections for fuel leakage at the engine and APU fuel pumps, and 
related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are 
issuing this AD to detect and correct fuel leaks in certain fuel pumps 
to remove a potential fuel ignition hazard.
    Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation 
authority for Canada, has issued Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF-
2016-32R1, dated October 12, 2016 (referred to after this as the 
Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ``the MCAI''), to 
correct an unsafe condition for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-
2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604 Variants) airplanes. The MCAI 
states:


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    Fuel leaks have been reported in the engine and auxiliary power 
unit (APU) electrical fuel pump (EFP) cartridge/canister electrical 
connectors and conduits on production aeroplanes. Initially, 
Bombardier had determined that the subject discrepancy was limited 
to the new pump canister installations on 24 production aeroplanes. 
Bombardier also reported the possibility of cut insulation on the 
electric harness wires of the newly installed canister housing 
assemblies.
    Emergency [Canadian] AD CF-2014-17 [which corresponds to FAA AD 
2014-15-17, Amendment 39-17919 (79 FR 44268, July 31, 2014)] was 
issued to limit landing light operation on-ground in order to 
address a potential fire hazard as result of a possible fuel leak 
from the APU, EFP electrical conduit in the landing light 
compartment. In addition, [Canadian] AD CF-2014-21 [which 
corresponds to FAA AD 2014-20-01, Amendment 39-17974 (79 FR 59640, 
October 3, 2014), superseded by FAA AD 2016-10-10, Amendment 39-
18521 (81 FR 31497, May 19, 2016) (``AD 2016-10-10'')] was issued to 
mandate removal of then identified 24 discrepant EFP canister 
assemblies from service.
    Bombardier has recently determined that the subject fuel leaks 
may not be limited to the 24 units affected by [Canadian] AD CF-
2014-21 [(AD 2016-10-10)], but may potentially affect other in-
service [Bombardier Model] CL-600-2B16 aeroplanes. Until such time 
that a final fix for the fuel leak problem is realized, Bombardier 
as an interim mitigating action, has issued [Service Bulletin] SB 
604-28-022 and SB 605-28-010 that introduces [a] repeat [general 
visual] inspection and if required, rectification [related 
investigative and corrective actions] of subject fuel leaks on 
affected aeroplanes. [Canadian] AD CF-2016-32 was issued on 29 
September 2016 to mandate compliance with applicable Bombardier SBs, 
to mitigate any potential safety hazard resulting from fuel leaks.
    Revision 1 of this [Canadian] AD is being issued to correct a 
typographic error in paragraph B.1. of the [Canadian AD] Corrective 
Actions.

    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-2017-
0521.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. The following presents the comment received on the NPRM and 
the FAA's response.
    Request To Delay Issuance Until the Release of New Service 
Information

    Bombardier, Inc., indicated its intent to revise Bombardier Service 
Bulletin 604-28-022, dated October 19, 2015; and Bombardier Service 
Bulletin 605-28-010, dated October 19, 2015. Bombardier, Inc., stated 
that these revisions will change the inspection instructions. 
Bombardier, Inc., further added that it plans to publish new service 
information to introduce similar inspections on Model CL-650 airplanes.
    We infer that Bombardier, Inc., is requesting that we delay the 
issuance of this final rule until after the revised service information 
is released and then refer to the revised service information. We 
disagree with the commenter's request. We do not consider that delaying 
this action until release of the planned service information is 
warranted since the service information incorporated by reference in 
this AD adequately addresses the unsafe condition. We might consider 
additional rulemaking once the revised service information is released, 
or if new service information is issued for Model CL-650 airplanes, 
which are not included in the applicability of this AD. We have not 
changed this AD in this regard.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comment received, 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

    Bombardier, Inc., has issued Service Bulletin 604-28-022, dated 
October 19, 2015; and Service Bulletin 605-28-010, dated October 19, 
2015. This service information describes procedures for repetitive 
general visual inspections for fuel leakage at the engine and APU fuel 
pumps, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. 
These documents are distinct since they apply to airplanes in different 
configurations. 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 121 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                 Cost on U.S.
              Action                    Labor cost        Parts cost     Cost per  product        operators
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Inspections......................  1 work-hour x $85                $0  $85 per inspection   $10,285 per
                                    per hour = $85 per                   cycle.               inspection cycle.
                                    inspection cycle.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    For Model CL-600-2B16 airplanes having serial numbers 5701 through 
5955 inclusive, 5957, 5960 through 5966 inclusive, 5968 through 5971 
inclusive, and 5981, we estimate the following costs to do any 
necessary replacements that would be required based on the results of 
the required inspection. We have no way of determining the number of 
aircraft that might need these replacements:

                                               On-Condition Costs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Cost per
                    Action                                 Labor cost               Parts cost        product
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Replace o-ring in affected pump...............  3 work-hours x $85 per hour =                $17            $272
                                                 $255.
Replace cartridge in affected pump............  2 work-hours x $85 per hour =              8,618           8,788
                                                 $170.
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    For Model CL-600-2B16 airplanes having serial numbers 5301 through 
5665 inclusive, we have received no definitive data that would enable 
us to provide cost estimates for the on-condition actions specified in 
this AD.
    According to the manufacturer, some of the costs of this AD may be 
covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact on affected 
individuals. We do not control warranty coverage for affected 
individuals. As a result, we have included all costs in our cost 
estimate.

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.
    This AD is issued in accordance with authority delegated by the 
Executive Director, Aircraft Certification Service, as authorized by 
FAA Order 8000.51C. In accordance with that order, issuance of ADs is 
normally a function of the Compliance and Airworthiness Division, but 
during this transition period, the Executive Director has delegated the 
authority to issue ADs applicable to transport category airplanes to 
the Director of the System Oversight Division.

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

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]

0
2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness 
directive (AD):

2017-22-06 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39-19086; Docket No. FAA-
2017-0521; Product Identifier 2016-NM-189-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective November 30, 2017.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-
3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604 Variants) airplanes, certificated in any 
category, having serial numbers 5301 through 5665 inclusive, 5701 
through 5955 inclusive, 5957, 5960 through 5966 inclusive, 5968 
through 5971 inclusive, and 5981.

(d) Subject

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

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports of fuel leaks in the engine and 
auxiliary power unit (APU) electrical fuel pump (EFP) cartridge/
canister electrical connectors and conduits. We are issuing this AD 
to detect and correct fuel leaks in certain fuel pumps to remove a 
potential fuel ignition hazard.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) General Visual Inspections and Corrective Actions--Model CL-600-
2B16 Airplanes, Serial Numbers 5301 through 5665 Inclusive

    For Model CL-600-2B16 airplanes having serial numbers 5301 
through 5665 inclusive: Within 600 flight hours or 12 months, 
whichever occurs first, after the effective date of this AD, do the 
inspections specified in paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), and (g)(3) of 
this AD, and do all applicable corrective actions, in accordance 
with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 
604-28-022, dated October 19, 2015; except where Bombardier Service 
Bulletin 604-28-022, dated October 19, 2015, specifies to contact 
the manufacturer, before further flight accomplish corrective 
actions in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph 
(i)(2) of this AD. Do all applicable corrective actions before 
further flight. Repeat the inspections at intervals not to exceed 
600 flight hours or 12 months, whichever occurs first.
    (1) Do a general visual inspection for traces of fuel coming 
from the right-hand engine boost pump at the location of the belly 
fairing screw (FS412, BL 0.0).
    (2) Do a general visual inspection for traces of fuel coming 
from the left-hand engine boost pump at the location of the belly 
fairing screw (FS412, BL 0.0).
    (3) Do a general visual inspection for traces of fuel coming 
from the EFP electrical wiring conduit outlet at the lower body 
fairing area for engine EFPs and at the right-hand landing light 
compartment for the APU EFP.

(h) General Visual Inspections and Related Investigative and Corrective 
Actions--Model CL-600-2B16 Airplanes Having Serial Numbers 5701 through 
5955 Inclusive, 5957, 5960 through 5966 Inclusive, 5968 through 5971 
Inclusive, and 5981

    For Model CL-600-2B16 airplanes having serial numbers 5701 
through 5955 inclusive, 5957, 5960 through 5966 inclusive, 5968 
through 5971 inclusive, and 5981: Within 600 flight hours or 12 
months, whichever occurs first, after the effective date of this AD, 
do the inspections specified in paragraphs (h)(1), (h)(2), and 
(h)(3) of this AD, and do all applicable related investigative and 
corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions in Bombardier Service Bulletin 605-28-010, dated 
October 19, 2015; except where Bombardier Service Bulletin 605-28-
010, dated October 19, 2015, specifies to contact the manufacturer, 
before further flight accomplish corrective actions in accordance 
with the procedures specified in paragraph (i)(2) of this AD. Do all 
applicable related investigative and corrective actions before 
further flight. Repeat the inspections at intervals not to exceed 
600 flight hours or 12 months, whichever occurs first.
    (1) Do a general visual inspection for traces of fuel coming 
from the right-hand engine boost pump at the location of the belly 
fairing screw (FS412, BL 0.0).
    (2) Do a general visual inspection for traces of fuel coming 
from the left-hand engine boost pump at the location of the belly 
fairing screw (FS412, BL 0.0).

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    (3) Do a general visual inspection of the right-hand landing 
light compartment for traces of fuel coming from the APU EFP.

(i) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New 
York ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this 
AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In 
accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal 
inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. 
If sending information directly to the manager of the certification 
office, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational 
Safety, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, 
Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516-228-7300; fax 516-794-5531. 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, New York ACO 
Branch, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or 
Bombardier, Inc.'s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If 
approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized 
signature.

(j) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) Canadian AD CF-2016-32R1, dated October 12, 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-2017-0521.
    (2) For more information about this AD, contact Steven 
Dzierzynski, Aerospace Engineer, Avionics and Administrative 
Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, 
Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516-228-7367; fax 516-794-
5531.
    (3) Service information identified in this AD that is not 
incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in 
paragraphs (k)(3) and (k)(4) of this AD.

(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 this AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 604-28-022, dated October 19, 
2015.
    (ii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 605-28-010, dated October 19, 
2015.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Bombardier, Inc., 400 C[ocirc]te-Vertu Road West, Dorval, 
Qu[eacute]bec H4S 1Y9, Canada; Widebody Customer Response Center 
North America toll-free telephone 1-866-538-1247 or direct-dial 
telephone 1-514-855-2999; fax 514-855-7401; email 
[email protected]; Internet http://www.bombardier.com.
    (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport 
Standards Branch, 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 October 17, 2017.
Jeffrey E. Duven,
Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-23015 Filed 10-25-17; 8:45 am]
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