Airworthiness Directives; Zodiac Seats France, Cabin Attendant Seats, 58137-58139 [2017-26571]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 236 / Monday, December 11, 2017 / Proposed Rules General Counsel; and the AMS Dairy Program (Washington, DC office), and the offices of all Market Administrators. Procedural matters are not subject to the above prohibition and may be discussed at any time. Testimony is invited on the following proposal or appropriate modifications to such proposal. The proposed amendment, as set forth below, has not received the approval of the Department. Proposal Number 1 Proposed by Southeast Milk, Inc., Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., Premier Milk, Inc., Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Inc., and Lone Star Milk Producers, L.C. The proposal details substantial and extraordinary losses to the Florida dairy industry as a result of physical damages; heat stress to animals; market losses; and additional transportation costs stemming from Hurricane Irma. The proposal would provide for emergency relief for Florida handlers and producers for costs incurred September 6 through September 15, 2017. The categories of recovery costs requested include: (1) The minimum class price value of whole and skim milk dumped due to market unavailability during plant shutdowns; (2) additional transportation costs associated with milk movements resulting from the hurricane; (3) lost minimum location price value on milk movements out of market; and (4) price losses on distress sales of milk. Proposed amendments to the Florida Federal Milk Marketing Order are set out in the regulatory text below. Proposal Number 2 Proposed by Dairy Program, Agricultural Marketing Service. Make such changes as may be necessary to make the entire marketing agreement and the order conform with any amendments thereto that may result from this hearing. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1006 Milk marketing orders. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, AMS proposes to amend 7 CFR part 1006 as follow: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS PART 1006—MILK IN THE FLORIDA MILK MARKETING AREA 1. The authority citation for 7 CFR part 1006 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 601–674, and 7253. 2. Section 1006.60 is amended by revising paragraphs (a) and (g) and adding paragraphs (h) and (i) to read as follows: ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Dec 08, 2017 Jkt 244001 § 1006.60 Handler’s value of milk. * * * * * (a) Multiply the pounds of skim milk and butterfat in producer milk that were classified in each class pursuant to § 1000.44(c) by the applicable skim milk and butterfat prices, and add the resulting amounts; except that for the months of __2018 through __2018, the Class I skim milk price for this purpose shall be the Class I skim milk price as determined in § 1000.50(b) plus $0.09 per hundredweight, and the Class I butterfat price for this purpose shall be the Class I butterfat price as determined in § 1000.50(c) plus $0. _____per pound. The adjustments to the Class I skim milk and butterfat prices provided herein may be reduced by the market administrator for any month if the market administrator determines that the payments yet unpaid computed pursuant to paragraphs (g)(1) through paragraph (g)(6) of this section will be less than the amount computed pursuant to paragraph (g)(6) of this section. The adjustments to the Class I skim milk and butterfat prices provided herein during the months of _____shall be announced along with the prices announced in § 1000.53(b). * * * * * (g) For transactions occurring during the period of September 6, 2017 through September 15, 2017, for handlers who have submitted proof satisfactory to the market administrator to determine eligibility for reimbursement of hurricane-imposed costs, subtract an amount equal to: (1) The cost of transportation on loads of producer milk rerouted from pool distributing plants to plants outside the state of Florida which were rerouted as a result of Hurricane Irma. The reimbursement of transportation costs pursuant to this section shall be the actual demonstrated cost of such transportation of bulk milk or the miles of transportation on such loads of bulk milk multiplied by $3.75 per loaded mile, whichever is less. (2) The lost location value on loads of producer milk rerouted to plants outside the state of Florida as a result of Hurricane Irma. The lost location value shall be the difference per hundredweight between the value stated in part 1000.52 at the plant to which the milk would have gone and the value in part 1000.52 at the plant to which the milk was rerouted; (3) The value per hundredweight at the lowest classified price for the month of September 2017 for milk dumped at the farm and classified as other use milk pursuant to section 1000.40(e) as a result of Hurricane Irma; PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 58137 (4) The value per hundredweight at the lowest classified price for the month of September 2017 for milk dumped from milk tankers after being moved offfarm and classified as other use milk pursuant to section 1000.40(e) as a result of Hurricane Irma; (5) The value per hundredweight at the lowest classified price for the month of September 2017 for skim milk dumped and classified as other use milk pursuant to Section 1000.40(e) as a result of Hurricane Irma; and (6) The difference between the lowest class price for the month of September 2017 and the actual price received for distress milk moved to nonpool plants as a result of Hurricane Irma; (h) The total amount of payment to all handlers under this section shall be limited for each month to an amount determined by multiplying the total Class I producer milk for all handlers pursuant to § 1000.44(c) times $0.09 per hundredweight; (i) If the cost of payments computed pursuant to paragraphs (g)(1) through (6) of this section exceeds the amount computed pursuant to paragraph (h) of this section, the market administrator shall prorate such payments to each handler based on each handler’s proportion of transportation and other use milk costs submitted pursuant to paragraphs (g)(1) through (6). Costs submitted pursuant to paragraphs (g)(1) through (6) which are not paid as a result of such a proration shall be paid in subsequent months until all costs incurred and documented through (g)(1) through (6) have been paid. Dated: December 6, 2017. Bruce Summers, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2017–26632 Filed 12–6–17; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0688; Product Identifier 2017–NE–23–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Zodiac Seats France, Cabin Attendant Seats Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11DEP1.SGM 11DEP1 58138 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 236 / Monday, December 11, 2017 / Proposed Rules Zodiac Seats France, 537 series cabin attendant seats. This proposed AD was prompted by operator reports that safety belt wear was found at the attachment to the cabin attendant seat. This proposed AD would require inspecting the safety belt webbing, and modifying and re-marking each affected cabin attendant seat. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: We must receive comments on this NPRM by January 25, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 202–493–2251. For service information identified in this NPRM, contact Zodiac Seats France, Rue Robert Marechal Senior B.P. 69, 36100 Issoudun, France; phone: +33 (0) 9 70 83 08 30; fax: +33 (0) 2 54 03 39 00; email: zs.tac@zodiacaerospace.com; Internet: http:// www.services.zodiacaerospace.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Standards Branch, Policy and Innovation Division, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS 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– 0688; or in person at the Docket Operations office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI), the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorie Resnik, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Boston ACO Branch, Compliance and Airworthiness Division, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7693; fax: 781–238–7199; email: dorie.resnik@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: shaft by installing new seat pan spacers, and subsequent re-identification with a new P/N. Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2017–0688; Product Identifier 2017–NE–23–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact with FAA personnel concerning this proposed AD. We reviewed Zodiac Seats France Service Bulletin (SB) No. 537–25–003, Revision 1, dated August 29, 2016. The SB describes procedures for installing an anti-rotation device on the seat pan shaft to limit the rotation of the safety belt on ATR 42 and ATR 72 airplanes. We also reviewed Service Information Letter (SIL) 537–01, dated July 31, 2015. The SIL provides details to identify if the safety belt must be removed and replaced and provides instructions on safety belt storage to avoid this premature wear. 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. Discussion The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued EASA AD 2016– 0163, dated August 10, 2016 (referred to hereafter as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: Cases were reported by operators of finding safety belt worn out at the attachment to the cabin attendant seat. This kind of belt damage is due to chafing between the belt and the surrounding metal lap belt fitting of the cabin attendant seat. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to failure of the attendant seat to perform its intended function, possibly resulting in injury to the seat occupant. Prompted by these occurrences, Zodiac Seats France issued Service Bulletin (SB) No. 537–25–003, providing instructions to modify the affected seats. For the reason described above, this AD requires a modification of the seat pan You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017– 0688. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This Proposed AD This product has been approved by EASA, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with the European Community, EASA has notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all information provided by EASA and determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. This proposed AD would require inspecting, modifying, and re-marking certain cabin attendant seats. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 55 seat assemblies installed on, but not limited to, ATR 42 and ATR 72 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Seat inspection and modification .................... 0.5 work-hours × $85 per hour = $42.50 ....... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Dec 08, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Parts cost E:\FR\FM\11DEP1.SGM $300 11DEP1 Cost per product $342.50 Cost on U.S. operators $18,837.50 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 236 / Monday, December 11, 2017 / Proposed Rules According to the manufacturer, some of the costs of this proposed 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. (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. Authority for This Rulemaking List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. 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 engines and propellers, and associated appliances to the Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Policy and Innovation Division. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS Regulatory Findings We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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 proposed regulation: (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), VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Dec 08, 2017 Jkt 244001 The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 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 Zodiac Seats France (formerly SICMA Aero Seat): Docket No. FAA–2017–0688; Product Identifier 2017–NE–23–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by January 25, 2018. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to all Zodiac Seats France cabin attendant seats, 537 series, part numbers 53701–( )( )–( )( )( ). These appliances are installed on, but not limited to, ATR 42 and ATR 72 airplanes of U.S. registry. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) 2500 Code, Cabin Equipment/Furnishings. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by operator reports that safety belt wear was found at the attachment to the cabin attendant seat. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of these attendant seats. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. Within 720 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD, inspect safety belt webbing, modify and re-mark each affected cabin attendant seat using sections (2)(A) through (2)(B) of Zodiac Seats France Service Bulletin (SB) No. 537–25–003, Revision 1, dated August 29, 2016 and Zodiac Seats France Service Information Letter 537–01, dated July 31, 2015. Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 (g) Installation Prohibition After the effective date of this AD, do not install any affected cabin attendant seat on any aircraft. (h) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, FAA, Boston ACO Branch, Compliance and Airworthiness Division, 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 Boston ACO Branch, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (i)(1) of this AD. You may email your request to: 9-ane-boston-acoamoc-requests@faa.gov. (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. (i) Related Information [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ PO 00000 58139 Sfmt 9990 (1) For more information about this AD, contact Dorie Resnik, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Boston ACO Branch, Compliance and Airworthiness Division, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781– 238–7693; fax: 781–238–7199; email: dorie.resnik@faa.gov. (2) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency AD 2016–0163, dated August 10, 2016, for more information. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA–2017–0688. (3) Zodiac Seats France SB No. 537–25– 003, Revision 1, dated August 29, 2016, and Zodiac Seats France Service Information Letter 537–01, dated July 31, 2015 can be obtained from Zodiac Seats France, using the contact information in paragraph (i)(4) of this proposed AD. (4) For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Zodiac Seats France, Rue Robert Marechal Senior B.P. 69, 36100 Issoudun, France; phone: +33 (0) 9 70 83 08 30; fax: +33 (0) 2 54 03 39 00; email: zs.tac@zodiacaerospace.com; Internet: http:// www.services.zodiacaerospace.com. (5) You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Policy and Innovation Division, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on December 5, 2017. Robert J. Ganley, Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2017–26571 Filed 12–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\11DEP1.SGM 11DEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 236 (Monday, December 11, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 58137-58139]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0688; Product Identifier 2017-NE-23-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Zodiac Seats France, Cabin Attendant 
Seats

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
certain

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Zodiac Seats France, 537 series cabin attendant seats. This proposed AD 
was prompted by operator reports that safety belt wear was found at the 
attachment to the cabin attendant seat. This proposed AD would require 
inspecting the safety belt webbing, and modifying and re-marking each 
affected cabin attendant seat. We are proposing this AD to correct the 
unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: We must receive comments on this NPRM by January 25, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
    For service information identified in this NPRM, contact Zodiac 
Seats France, Rue Robert Marechal Senior B.P. 69, 36100 Issoudun, 
France; phone: +33 (0) 9 70 83 08 30; fax: +33 (0) 2 54 03 39 00; 
email: [email protected]; Internet: http://www.services.zodiacaerospace.com. You may view this service information 
at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Standards Branch, Policy and Innovation 
Division, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA. For information on the 
availability of this material at the FAA, call 781-238-7125.

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-
0688; or in person at the Docket Operations office between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket 
contains this proposed AD, the mandatory continuing airworthiness 
information (MCAI), the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, 
and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800-
647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in 
the AD docket shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorie Resnik, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, 
Boston ACO Branch, Compliance and Airworthiness Division, 1200 District 
Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238-7693; fax: 781-238-7199; 
email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address 
listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2017-0688; 
Product Identifier 2017-NE-23-AD'' at the beginning of your comments. 
We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, 
environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider 
all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed 
AD because of those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact 
with FAA personnel concerning this proposed AD.

Discussion

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued EASA 
AD 2016-0163, dated August 10, 2016 (referred to hereafter as ``the 
MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The 
MCAI states:

    Cases were reported by operators of finding safety belt worn out 
at the attachment to the cabin attendant seat. This kind of belt 
damage is due to chafing between the belt and the surrounding metal 
lap belt fitting of the cabin attendant seat. This condition, if not 
detected and corrected, could lead to failure of the attendant seat 
to perform its intended function, possibly resulting in injury to 
the seat occupant. Prompted by these occurrences, Zodiac Seats 
France issued Service Bulletin (SB) No. 537-25-003, providing 
instructions to modify the affected seats. For the reason described 
above, this AD requires a modification of the seat pan shaft by 
installing new seat pan spacers, and subsequent re-identification 
with a new P/N.

    You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD 
docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for 
and locating Docket No. FAA-2017-0688.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    We reviewed Zodiac Seats France Service Bulletin (SB) No. 537-25-
003, Revision 1, dated August 29, 2016. The SB describes procedures for 
installing an anti-rotation device on the seat pan shaft to limit the 
rotation of the safety belt on ATR 42 and ATR 72 airplanes. We also 
reviewed Service Information Letter (SIL) 537-01, dated July 31, 2015. 
The SIL provides details to identify if the safety belt must be removed 
and replaced and provides instructions on safety belt storage to avoid 
this premature wear. 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.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This Proposed AD

    This product has been approved by EASA, and is approved for 
operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement 
with the European Community, EASA has notified us of the unsafe 
condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced 
above. We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all information 
provided by EASA and determined the unsafe condition exists and is 
likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. 
This proposed AD would require inspecting, modifying, and re-marking 
certain cabin attendant seats.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 55 seat assemblies 
installed on, but not limited to, ATR 42 and ATR 72 airplanes of U.S. 
registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                     Cost per      Cost on U.S.
                Action                         Labor cost           Parts cost        product        operators
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Seat inspection and modification......  0.5 work-hours x $85 per            $300         $342.50      $18,837.50
                                         hour = $42.50.
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    According to the manufacturer, some of the costs of this proposed 
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 engines and propellers, and 
associated appliances to the Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards 
Branch, Policy and Innovation Division.

Regulatory Findings

    We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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 proposed 
regulation:
    (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive 
Order 12866,
    (2) Is not a ``significant rule'' under the DOT Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979),
    (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska to the extent 
that it justifies making a regulatory distinction, and
    (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 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 adding the following new airworthiness 
directive (AD):

Zodiac Seats France (formerly SICMA Aero Seat): Docket No. FAA-2017-
0688; Product Identifier 2017-NE-23-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by January 25, 2018.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to all Zodiac Seats France cabin attendant 
seats, 537 series, part numbers 53701-( )( )-( )( )( ).
    These appliances are installed on, but not limited to, ATR 42 
and ATR 72 airplanes of U.S. registry.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) 2500 Code, Cabin 
Equipment/Furnishings.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by operator reports that safety belt wear 
was found at the attachment to the cabin attendant seat. We are 
issuing this AD to prevent failure of these attendant seats.

(f) Compliance

    Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, 
unless already done.
    Within 720 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD, 
inspect safety belt webbing, modify and re-mark each affected cabin 
attendant seat using sections (2)(A) through (2)(B) of Zodiac Seats 
France Service Bulletin (SB) No. 537-25-003, Revision 1, dated 
August 29, 2016 and Zodiac Seats France Service Information Letter 
537-01, dated July 31, 2015.

(g) Installation Prohibition

    After the effective date of this AD, do not install any affected 
cabin attendant seat on any aircraft.

(h) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, FAA, Boston ACO Branch, Compliance and 
Airworthiness Division, 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 Boston ACO 
Branch, send it to the attention of the person identified in 
paragraph (i)(1) of this AD. You may email your request to: [email protected].
    (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.

(i) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Dorie Resnik, 
Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Boston ACO Branch, Compliance and 
Airworthiness Division, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; 
phone: 781-238-7693; fax: 781-238-7199; email: [email protected].
    (2) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency AD 2016-0163, 
dated August 10, 2016, for more information. You may examine the 
MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov 
by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA-2017-0688.
    (3) Zodiac Seats France SB No. 537-25-003, Revision 1, dated 
August 29, 2016, and Zodiac Seats France Service Information Letter 
537-01, dated July 31, 2015 can be obtained from Zodiac Seats 
France, using the contact information in paragraph (i)(4) of this 
proposed AD.
    (4) For service information identified in this proposed AD, 
contact Zodiac Seats France, Rue Robert Marechal Senior B.P. 69, 
36100 Issoudun, France; phone: +33 (0) 9 70 83 08 30; fax: +33 (0) 2 
54 03 39 00; email: [email protected]; Internet: http://www.services.zodiacaerospace.com.
    (5) You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, 
Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Policy and Innovation 
Division, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA. For information on 
the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781-238-7125.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on December 5, 2017.
Robert J. Ganley,
Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-26571 Filed 12-8-17; 8:45 am]
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