Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes, 52305-52313 [R1-2018-21460]

Download as PDF 52305 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 201 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0127; Product Identifier 2016–NM–161–AD; Amendment 39–19447; AD 2018–20–13] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737 airplanes, excluding Model 737–100, –200, –200C, –300, –400, and –500 series airplanes; all Model 757–200, –200PF, –200CB, and –300 series airplanes; and all Model 767–200, –300, –300F, and –400ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of latently failed motoroperated valve (MOV) actuators of the fuel shutoff valves. This AD requires replacing certain MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right engines (on certain airplanes) and of the auxiliary power unit (APU) fuel shutoff valve (on Model 757 and Model 767 airplanes); and revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate certain airworthiness limitations (AWLs). We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. SUMMARY: This AD is effective November 15, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of November 15, 2018. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Contractual & Data Services (C&DS), 2600 Westminster Blvd., MC 110–SK57, Seal Beach, CA 90740–5600; daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Oct 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 telephone: 562–797–1717; internet: https://www.myboeingfleet.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. It is also available on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017– 0127. 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– 0127; or in person at Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this final rule, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for Docket Operations (phone: 800–647–5527) is Docket Operations, 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: Tak Kobayashi, Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Section, FAA, Seattle ACO Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; phone and fax: 206– 231–3553; email: Takahisa.Kobayashi@ 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 The Boeing Company Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes; Model 757 airplanes; and Model 767 airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on March 9, 2017 (82 FR 13073). The NPRM was prompted by reports of latently failed MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves. The NPRM proposed to require replacing certain MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right engines (on all airplanes) and of the APU fuel shutoff valve (on Model 757 and Model 767 airplanes); and revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate certain AWLs. We subsequently issued a supplemental NPRM (SNPRM) to amend PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to all Model 737 airplanes, excluding Model 737–100, –200, –200C, –300, –400, and –500 series airplanes; and all Model 757 and 767 airplanes. The SNPRM published in the Federal Register on April 3, 2018 (83 FR 14207). The SNPRM proposed to add Model 737–8 airplanes and future Model 737 airplanes to the applicability. We are issuing this AD to address a latent failure of the actuator for the engine or APU fuel shutoff valves, which could result in the inability to shut off fuel to the engine or the APU, and, in case of certain engine or APU fires, could result in structural failure. Republication Editorial Note: Rule document 2018–21460 was originally published on pages 51304 through 51313 in the issue of Thursday, October 11, 2018. In that publication, on page 51307, in the second column, in (c)(1), ‘‘Estimated –200’’ should read ‘‘–200’’. The corrected document is published here in its entirety. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this final rule. The following presents the comments received on the SNPRM and the FAA’s response to each comment. Request To Exclude Model 737–8 and Future Model 737 Boeing requested that we revise the proposed AD (in the SNPRM) to exclude Model 737–8 airplanes and future Model 737 airplanes, because MOV actuator part number MA30A1017 (Boeing P/N S343T003–76) is the only certified MOV actuator for use on any future Model 737 airplanes as documented in the drawings and Illustrated Parts Catalog (IPC). The commenter stated that using airworthiness limitations to prohibit the use of parts with AD restrictions on one minor model series (Model 737 next generation (NG) airplanes) from being used on a different minor model series (Model 737–8 and future Model 737 airplanes) that does not allow the use of the restricted parts is unnecessary and implies that certified configurations and ADs can be overridden via an Advisory Circular (AC) or other means. We disagree with the commenter’s request. The MOV actuator currently allowed on Model 737–8 and 737–9 airplanes, part number MA30A1017 E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1 52306 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 17, 2018 / Rules and Regulations daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES (Boeing P/N S343T003–76), is the only part number certificated on those models, as documented in the manufacturer’s drawings. However, manufacturer’s proprietary drawings are not readily available to all affected operators, and there is no prohibition against installing MOV actuator part numbers that were determined unsafe in this AD. We have been informed by operators that the practice of rotating physically interchangeable parts among airplanes is widespread, and even a key part of their operations. In the absence of an AD or AWL that restricts the installation of the affected parts, we cannot be assured that the unsafe condition will not be introduced to Model 737–8, 737–9, and future 737 airplanes. In addition, ACs are advisory in nature and do not include mandatory actions. Therefore, ACs do not take precedence over ADs. We have not changed this AD regarding this issue. Request To Remove Requirement To Revise Maintenance Program Boeing requested that we remove paragraph (j) of the proposed AD and revise FAA AC 120–77 or other applicable advisory material to preclude installation of equipment that both Boeing and the FAA have determined cause a potential safety issue, against certified configurations. Boeing suggested that listing parts that are not approved for use on a given model sets a precedent that can become unmanageable, and that identifying parts that are acceptable for a given airplane and installation position is a more explicit and manageable approach. Boeing added that the use of AWLs to prohibit AD-driven part installations is unnecessary and implies that certified configurations and ADs can be overridden via an AC or other means. We disagree with the commenter’s request. The FAA is currently considering revising AC 120–77 to help prevent the rotation of parts as a minor alteration. However, ACs are advisory in nature and do not include mandatory actions. Therefore, ACs cannot prohibit the installation of unsafe equipment, and they do not take precedence over ADs. In addition, the practice of rotating parts is widespread, and revising the AC will not improve the situation in a timely manner. Certain MOV actuator part numbers have been identified to be unsafe for installation at certain locations. Since those part numbers continue to be available and acceptable for installation at certain other locations, we consider the use of AWLs to prohibit specific parts installation to be a reasonable way to address the safety concern in a timely manner. We VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Oct 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 have not changed this AD regarding this issue. Request To Clarify Affected Part Numbers FedEx requested that we revise paragraphs (h)(2) and (h)(3) of the proposed AD (in the SNPRM) to state that no replacement is necessary if the MOV actuator part number is one of the following alternative part numbers: AV– 31–1 (Boeing P/N S343T003–111), MA11A1265 (Boeing P/N S343T003– 14), or MA11A1265–1 (Boeing P/N S343T003–41). FedEx stated that the service information specified in paragraphs (h)(2) and (h)(3) of the proposed AD (in the SNPRM) explicitly state that those alternative MOV actuator part numbers are acceptable substitutes for P/N MA30A1017 (Boeing P/N S343T003–76). We disagree with the commenter’s request. However, we agree to clarify the requirements of paragraphs (h)(2) and (h)(3) of this AD. Paragraphs (h)(2) and (h)(3) of this AD require replacement of MOV actuator P/N MA20A2027 (Boeing P/N S343T003–56) and P/N MA30A1001 (Boeing P/N S343T003–66) with an acceptable MOV actuator part number. Those paragraphs do not state or imply that MOV actuator P/N AV– 31–1 (Boeing P/N S343T003–111), P/N MA11A1265 (Boeing P/N S343T003– 14), or P/N MA11A1265–1 (Boeing P/N S343T003–41) must be replaced. Therefore, we consider that adding the proposed statement is unnecessary. We have not changed this AD regarding this issue. Request To Add a Terminating Action Provision FedEx requested that we revise paragraphs (i)(2) and (i)(3) of the proposed AD (in the SNPRM) to state that the actuator installation would terminate the daily functional checks required by AWLs 28–AWL–ENG and 28–AWL–APU. The commenter added that installation of MOV actuator part number MA30A1017 (Boeing P/N S343T003–76) or an acceptable alternative part number should substantially increase the safety value. We disagree with the commenter’s request. We have determined that accomplishing the applicable maintenance or inspection program revisions specified in paragraph (j) of this AD are the appropriate terminating actions. As discussed previously in the preamble of the SNPRM, we included the conditions (accomplishing the applicable maintenance or inspection program revisions) that would terminate the requirements of AD 2015–21–10, Amendment 39–18303 (80 FR 65130, PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 October 26, 2015); AD 2015–19–04, Amendment 39–18267 (80 FR 55505, September 16, 2015); and AD 2015–21– 09, Amendment 39–18302 (80 FR 65121, October 26, 2015). Those ADs require incorporation of the AWLs that require repetitive inspections of specific MOV actuator part numbers installed at specific locations. The requirements of those ADs may be terminated if the applicable conditions specified in paragraph (m) of this AD are met. We have not changed this AD regarding this issue. Request To Refer to Latest Service Information Southwest Airlines requested that we refer to the latest revisions of the airworthiness limitations documents. We agree with the commenter’s request and have revised this AD to refer to the current airworthiness limitations as the appropriate source of service information, and have included earlier revisions of the service information as credit in this AD. There are no changes to the required actions of this AD because the tasks that must be incorporated into the maintenance or inspection program are not changed in Boeing 737–600/700/700C/800/900/ 900ER Special Compliance Items/ Airworthiness Limitations, D626A001– 9–04, Revision June 2018; Boeing 757 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLS) and Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), D622N001–9, Revision May 2018; or Boeing 767–200/300/300F/400 Special Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001–9–04, Revision March 2018; except for Task 28–AWL– 23 for Model 767–200, –300, –300F, and –400ER series airplanes, which adds instructions that further describe the conditions for performing electrical bonding resistance measurements, in addition to being more descriptive regarding cap seal application. Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comments received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this final rule with the changes described previously and minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the SNPRM for addressing the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the SNPRM. We also determined that these changes will not increase the economic E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 17, 2018 / Rules and Regulations burden on any operator or increase the scope of this final rule. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 We reviewed the following service information. • Boeing Service Bulletin 737–28– 1314, dated November 17, 2014, describes procedures for installing new MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right engines on Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes. • Boeing 737–600/700/700C/800/900/ 900ER Special Compliance Items/ Airworthiness Limitations, D626A001– 9–04, Revision June 2018, describes AWLs for fuel tank ignition prevention on Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes. • Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757–28–0138, Revision 1, dated June 19, 2017, describes procedures for installing new MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right engines, and of the APU fuel shutoff valve, on Model 757 airplanes. • Boeing 757 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) and Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), D622N001–9, Revision May 2018, describes AWLs for fuel tank ignition prevention on Model 757 airplanes. • Boeing Service Bulletin 767–28– 0115, Revision 1, dated June 2, 2016, describes procedures for installing new MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right engines, and of the 52307 APU fuel shutoff valve, on Model 767 airplanes. • Boeing 767–200/300/300F/400 Special Compliance Items/ Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001– 9–04, Revision March 2018, describes AWLs for fuel tank ignition prevention on Model 767 airplanes. 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 2,557 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Inspection and replacement Model 737 (1,440 airplanes). Inspection and replacement Model 757 (675 airplanes). Inspection and replacement Model 767 (442 airplanes). Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Up to 6 work-hours × $85 per hour = Up to $510. Up to $12,000 ................... Up to $12,510 ................... Up to $18,014,400. Up to 9 work-hours × $85 per hour = Up to $765. Up to $18,000 ................... Up to $18,765 ................... Up to $12,666,375. Up to 9 work-hours × $85 per hour = Up to $765. Up to $18,000 ................... Up to $18,765 ................... Up to $8,294,130. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES For the maintenance/inspection program revision, we have determined that this action takes an average of 90 work-hours per operator, although we recognize that this number may vary from operator to operator. In the past, we have estimated that this action takes 1 work-hour per airplane. Since operators incorporate maintenance or inspection program changes for their affected fleets, we have determined that a per-operator estimate is more accurate than a per-airplane estimate. Therefore, we estimate the total cost per operator to be $7,650 (90 work-hours × $85 per work-hour). 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Oct 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 and associated appliances to the Director of the System Oversight Division. Regulatory Findings This AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Cost on U.S. operators For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, 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 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1 52308 § 39.13 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 17, 2018 / Rules and Regulations [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2018–20–13 The Boeing Company: Amendment 39–19447; Docket No. FAA–2017–0127; Product Identifier 2016–NM–161–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective November 15, 2018. (b) Affected ADs This AD affects AD 2015–21–09, Amendment 39–18302 (80 FR 65121, October 26, 2015) (‘‘AD 2015–21–09’’); AD 2015–19– 04, Amendment 39–18267, (80 FR 55505, September 16, 2015) (‘‘AD 2015–19–04’’); and AD 2015–21–10, Amendment 39–18303 (80 FR 65130, October 26, 2015) (‘‘AD 2015– 21–10’’). (c) Applicability This AD applies to all The Boeing Company airplanes, certificated in any category, identified in paragraphs (c)(1), (c)(2), and (c)(3) of this AD. (1) Model 737 airplanes, excluding Model 737–100, –200, –200C, –300, –400, and –500 series airplanes. (2) Model 757–200, –200PF, –200CB, and –300 series airplanes. (3) Model 767–200, –300, –300F, and –400ER series airplanes. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 28; Fuel. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by reports of latently failed motor-operated valve (MOV) actuators of the fuel shutoff valves. We are issuing this AD to prevent a latent failure of the actuator for the engine or auxiliary power unit (APU) fuel shutoff valves, which could result in the inability to shut off fuel to the engine or the APU, and, in case of certain engine or APU fires, could result in structural failure. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Inspection To Determine Part Number (P/N) (1) For Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes: Within 8 years after the effective date of this AD, do an inspection to determine the part numbers of the MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right engines, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 737– 28–1314, dated November 17, 2014. A review of airplane maintenance records is acceptable in lieu of this inspection if the part number of the MOV actuator at each location can be conclusively determined from that review. (2) For airplanes identified in paragraphs (c)(2) and (c)(3) of this AD: Within 8 years after the effective date of this AD, do an inspection to determine the part numbers of the MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Oct 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 for the left and right engines, and of the APU fuel shutoff valve, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757–28– 0138, Revision 1, dated June 19, 2017 (‘‘SB 757–28–0138 R1’’); or Boeing Service Bulletin 767–28–0115, Revision 1, dated June 2, 2016 (‘‘SB 767–28–0115 R1’’); as applicable. A review of airplane maintenance records is acceptable in lieu of this inspection if the part number of the MOV actuator at each location can be conclusively determined from that review. (h) Replacement (1) For Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes on which any MOV actuator having P/N MA20A2027 or P/N MA30A1001 (Boeing P/N S343T003– 56 or Boeing P/N S343T003–66, respectively), is found during the inspection required by paragraph (g)(1) of this AD: Within 8 years after the effective date of this AD, replace each affected MOV actuator with an MOV actuator having P/N MA30A1017 (Boeing P/N S343T003–76), in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 737–28–1314, dated November 17, 2014. Where Boeing Service Bulletin 737–28–1314, dated November 17, 2014, specifies the installation of a new MOV actuator, this AD allows the installation of a new or serviceable MOV actuator. While not required by this AD, the Accomplishment Instructions specified in Boeing Service Bulletin 737–28–1314, dated November 17, 2014, for replacing MOV actuators having Boeing P/N S343T003–66 or Boeing P/N S343T003–56 may be used for replacing MOV actuators having P/N MA20A1001–1 (Boeing P/N S343T003–39). (2) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this AD on which any MOV actuator having P/N MA20A2027 or P/N MA30A1001 (Boeing P/N S343T003–56 or Boeing P/N S343T003–66, respectively) is found during the inspection required by paragraph (g)(2) of this AD: Within 8 years after the effective date of this AD, replace each affected MOV actuator with an MOV actuator having P/N MA30A1017 (Boeing P/N S343T003–76), P/N AV–31–1 (Boeing P/N S343T003–111), or P/ N MA11A1265–1 (Boeing P/N S343T003–41), in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of SB 757–28–0138 R1. Where SB 757–28–0138 R1 specifies the installation of a new MOV actuator, this AD allows the installation of a new or serviceable MOV actuator. While not required by this AD, the Accomplishment Instructions specified in SB 757–28–0138 R1 for replacing MOV actuators having Boeing P/N S343T003–66 or Boeing P/N S343T003–56 may be used for replacing MOV actuators having P/N MA20A1001–1 (Boeing P/N S343T003–39). (3) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(3) of this AD on which any MOV actuator having P/N MA20A2027 (Boeing P/N S343T003–56) or P/N MA30A1001 (Boeing P/N S343T003–66) is found during the inspection required by paragraph (g)(2) of this AD: Within 8 years after the effective date of this AD, replace each affected MOV actuator with an MOV actuator having P/N MA30A1017 (Boeing P/N S343T003–76), P/N AV–31–1 (Boeing P/N S343T003–111), P/N PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 MA11A1265 (Boeing P/N S343T003–14), or P/N MA11A1265–1 (Boeing P/N S343T003– 41), in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of SB 767–28–0115 R1. Where SB 767–28–0115 R1 specifies the installation of a new MOV actuator, this AD allows the installation of a new or serviceable MOV actuator. While not required by this AD, the Accomplishment Instructions specified in SB 767–28–0115 R1, for replacing MOV actuators having Boeing P/N S343T003–66 or Boeing P/N S343T003–56 may be used for replacing MOV actuators having P/N MA20A1001–1 (Boeing P/N S343T003–39). (i) Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision (1) For Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes with an original certificate of airworthiness or original export certificate of airworthiness issued on or before the effective date of this AD: Prior to or concurrently with the actions required by paragraph (h)(1) of this AD or within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever is later, revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to add the airworthiness limitations (AWLs) specified in paragraphs (i)(1)(i), (i)(1)(ii), and (i)(1)(iii) of this AD. The initial compliance time for accomplishing the actions required by AWL No. 28–AWL–24 is within 6 years since the most recent inspection was performed in accordance with AWL No. 28–AWL–24, or within 6 years since the actions specified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–28A1207 were accomplished, whichever is later. (i) AWL No. 28–AWL–21, Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator—Lightning and Fault Current Protection Electrical Bond, as specified in Boeing 737–600/700/700C/800/ 900/900ER Special Compliance Items/ Airworthiness Limitations, D626A001–9–04, Revision June 2018. (ii) AWL No. 28–AWL–22, Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator—Electrical Design Feature, as specified in Boeing 737–600/700/ 700C/800/900/900ER Special Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D626A001– 9–04, Revision June 2018. (iii) AWL No. 28–AWL–24, Spar Valve Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator— Lightning and Fault Current Protection Electrical Bond, as specified in Boeing 737– 600/700/700C/800/900/900ER Special Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D626A001–9–04, Revision June 2018. (2) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this AD: Prior to or concurrently with the actions required by paragraph (h)(2) of this AD, revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to add the AWLs specified in paragraphs (i)(2)(i), (i)(2)(ii), and (i)(2)(iii) of this AD. The initial compliance time for accomplishing the actions required by AWL No. 28–AWL–25 is within 6 years since the most recent inspection was performed in accordance with AWL No. 28–AWL–25, or within 6 years since the actions specified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 757–28A0088 were accomplished, whichever is later. (i) AWL No. 28–AWL–23, Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator—Lightning and Fault E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1 52309 Current Protection Electrical Bond, as specified in Boeing 757 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) and Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), D622N001–9, Revision May 2018. (ii) AWL No. 28–AWL–24, MOV Actuator—Electrical Design Feature, as specified in Boeing 757 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) and Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), D622N001–9, Revision May 2018. (iii) AWL No. 28–AWL–25, Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator—Lightning and Fault Current Protection Electrical Bond, as specified in Boeing 757 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) and Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), D622N001–9, Revision May 2018. (3) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(3) of this AD with an original certificate of airworthiness or original export certificate of airworthiness issued on or before the effective date of this AD: Prior to or concurrently with the actions required by paragraph (h)(3) of this AD, revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to add the AWLs specified in paragraphs (i)(3)(i) and (i)(3)(ii) of this AD. (i) AWL No. 28–AWL–23, Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator—Lightning and Fault Current Protection Electrical Bond, as specified in Boeing 767–200/300/300F/400 Special Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001–9–04, Revision March 2018. (ii) AWL No. 28–AWL–24, Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator—Electrical Design Feature, as specified in Boeing 767–200/300/ 300F/400 Special Compliance Items/ Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001–9–04, Revision March 2018. (2) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this AD: After accomplishing the actions required by paragraphs (g)(2), (h)(2), and (i)(2) of this AD, as applicable, on all airplanes in an operator’s fleet, and within 8 years after the effective date of the AD, revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, by incorporating the AWL specified in figure 2 to paragraph (j)(2) of this AD. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Oct 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (j) Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision for Parts Installation Prohibition (1) For Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes: After accomplishing the actions required by paragraphs (g)(1), (h)(1), and (i)(1) of this AD, as applicable, on all airplanes in an operator’s fleet, and within 8 years after the effective date of the AD, revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, by incorporating the AWL specified in figure 1 to paragraph (j)(1) of this AD. BILLING CODE 1301–00–D E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1 ER17OC18.019</GPH> daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 17, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 17, 2018 / Rules and Regulations airplanes in an operator’s fleet, and within 8 years after the effective date of the AD, revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, by incorporating the AWL specified in figure 3 to paragraph (j)(3) of this AD. (4) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(1) of this AD, excluding Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes: Within 30 days since the date of issuance of the original standard airworthiness certificate or the date of issuance of the original export certificate of airworthiness, or within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever is later, revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, by incorporating the AWL specified in figure 4 to paragraph (j)(4) of this AD. ER17OC18.021</GPH> (3) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(3) of this AD: After accomplishing the actions required by paragraphs (g)(2), (h)(3), and (i)(3) of this AD, as applicable, on all VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Oct 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1 ER17OC18.020</GPH> daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES 52310 BILLING CODE 1301–00–C AMOC in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (o) of this AD. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES (k) No Alternative Actions, Intervals, and Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCLs) (l) Parts Installation Prohibition (1) After the maintenance or inspection program has been revised as required by paragraph (i) of this AD, no alternative actions (e.g., inspections), intervals, or CDCCLs, may be used unless the actions, intervals, and CDCCLs are approved as an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (o) of this AD. (2) After the maintenance or inspection program has been revised as required by paragraph (j) of this AD, no alternative actions (e.g., inspections), intervals, or CDCCLs, may be used unless the actions, intervals, and CDCCLs are approved as an VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Oct 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 (1) For Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes: As of the effective date of this AD, no person may replace an MOV actuator having P/N MA30A1017 (Boeing P/N S343T003–76) with an MOV actuator having P/N MA20A2027 or P/N MA30A1001 (Boeing P/N S343T003–56 or Boeing P/N S343T003–66, respectively) for the left engine and right engine fuel shutoff valves. (2) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this AD: As of the effective date of this AD, no person may replace an MOV actuator having P/N AV–31–1 (Boeing P/N S343T003–111), P/N MA11A1265 (Boeing P/ N S343T003–14), P/N MA11A1265–1 (Boeing PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 52311 P/N S343T003–41), or P/N MA30A1017 (Boeing P/N S343T003–76) with an MOV actuator having P/N MA30A1001 (Boeing P/N S343T003–66) or P/N MA20A2027 (Boeing P/N S343T003–56) for the left engine and right engine fuel shutoff valves and the APU fuel shutoff valve. (3) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(3) of this AD: As of the effective date of this AD, no person may replace an MOV actuator having P/N AV–31–1 (Boeing P/N S343T003–111), P/N MA11A1265 (Boeing P/ N S343T003–14), P/N MA11A1265–1 (Boeing P/N S343T003–41), or P/N MA30A1017 (Boeing P/N S343T003–76) with an MOV actuator having P/N MA30A1001 (Boeing P/N S343T003–66) or P/N MA20A2027 (Boeing P/N S343T003–56) for the left engine and right engine fuel shutoff valves and the APU fuel shutoff valve. E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1 ER17OC18.022</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 17, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 52312 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 17, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (4) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(1) of this AD, excluding Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes: As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install an MOV actuator having P/N MA20A1001–1 (Boeing P/N S343T003–39) or replace an MOV actuator with an MOV actuator having P/N MA20A2027 or P/N MA30A1001 (Boeing P/N S343T003–56 or Boeing P/N S343T003– 66, respectively) for the left engine and right engine fuel shutoff valves. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES (m) Terminating Action (1) For Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes: Accomplishing the actions required by paragraph (j)(l) of this AD terminates the requirements of paragraph (l)(1) of this AD and all requirements of AD 2015–21–10. (2) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this AD: Accomplishing the action required by paragraph (j)(2) of this AD terminates the requirements of paragraph (l)(2) of this AD and all requirements of AD 2015–19–04. (3) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(3) of this AD: Accomplishing the action required by paragraph (j)(3) of this AD terminates the requirements of paragraph (l)(3) of this AD and all requirements of AD 2015–21–09. (4) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(1) of this AD, excluding Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes: Accomplishing the action required by paragraph (j)(4) of this AD terminates the requirements of paragraph (l)(4) of this AD. (n) Credit for Previous Actions (1) This paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in paragraph (g)(2) or (h)(2) of this AD, as applicable, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757–28–0138, dated May 18, 2016. (2) This paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in paragraph (g)(2) or (h)(3) of this AD, as applicable, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Boeing Service Bulletin 767– 28–0115, dated September 10, 2015. (3) For Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes with an original certificate of airworthiness or original export certificate of airworthiness issued on or before the effective date of this AD, this paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in paragraph (i)(1) of this AD if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Boeing 737–600/700/700C/800/900/900ER Special Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D626A001–9–04, Revision July 2016, Revision September 2016, Revision January 2017, Revision April 2018, or Revision May 2018; or Boeing 737–600/700/ 700C/800/900/900ER Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) and Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), D626A001–CMR, Revision October 2014, Revision November 2014, Revision January 2015, or Revision April 2016. (4) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this AD, this paragraph provides VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Oct 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 credit for the actions specified in paragraph (i)(2) of this AD if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Boeing 757 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) and Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), D622N001–9, Revision January 2016, Revision July 2016, or Revision February 2017. (5) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(3) of this AD with an original certificate of airworthiness or original export certificate of airworthiness issued on or before the effective date of this AD, this paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in paragraph (i)(3) of this AD if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Boeing 767 Special Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001–9–04, Revision July 2015, Revision March 2016, Revision May 2016, Revision May 2016 R1, or Revision June 2016; or Boeing 767–200/300/300F/400 Special Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001–9–04, Revision January 2018. (6) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(3) of this AD with an original certificate of airworthiness or original export certificate of airworthiness issued on or before the effective date of this AD, this paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in paragraph (i)(3)(ii) of this AD if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Boeing 767 Special Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001–9–04, Revision October 2014. (o) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Seattle 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 the attention of the person identified in paragraph (p)(1) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9ANM-Seattle-ACO-AMOC-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. (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, Seattle 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) For service information that contains steps that are labeled as Required for Compliance (RC), the provisions of paragraphs (o)(4)(i) and (o)(4)(ii) of this AD apply. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (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. (p) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Tak Kobayashi, Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Section, FAA, Seattle ACO Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; phone and fax: 206–231–3553; email: Takahisa.Kobayashi@faa.gov. (2) Service information identified in this AD that is not incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in paragraphs (q)(3) and (q)(4) of this AD. (q) 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 737–600/700/700C/800/900/ 900ER Special Compliance Items/ Airworthiness Limitations, D626A001–9–04, Revision June 2018. (ii) Boeing 757 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) and Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), D622N001–9, Revision May 2018. (iii) Boeing 767–200/300/300F/400ER Special Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001–9–04, Revision March 2018. (iv) Boeing Service Bulletin 737–28–1314, dated November 17, 2014. (v) Boeing Service Bulletin 767–28–0115, Revision 1, dated June 2, 2016. (vi) Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757–28–0138, Revision 1, dated June 19, 2017. (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, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. (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 E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 17, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on September 14, 2018. John P. Piccola, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. R1–2018–21460 Filed 10–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1301–00–D DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Part 866 [Docket No. FDA–2018–N–3596] Medical Devices; Immunology and Microbiology Devices; Classification of the Herpes Virus Nucleic Acid-Based Cutaneous and Mucocutaneous Lesion Panel AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Final order. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is classifying the herpes virus nucleic acid-based cutaneous and mucocutaneous lesion panel into class II (special controls). The special controls that apply to the device type are identified in this order and will be part of the codified language for the herpes virus nucleic acid-based cutaneous and mucocutaneous lesion panel’s classification. We are taking this action because we have determined that classifying the device into class II (special controls) will provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the device. We believe this action will also enhance patients’ access to beneficial innovative devices, in part by reducing regulatory burdens. DATES: This order is effective October 17, 2018. The classification was applicable on May 13, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott McFarland, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 66, Rm. 4676, Silver Spring, MD, 20993–0002, 301–796–6217, scott.mcfarland@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: I. Background Upon request, FDA has classified the herpes virus nucleic acid-based cutaneous and mucocutaneous lesion panel as class II (special controls), which we have determined will provide VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Oct 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness. In addition, we believe this action will enhance patients’ access to beneficial innovation, in part by reducing regulatory burdens by placing the device into a lower device class than the automatic class III assignment. The automatic assignment of class III occurs by operation of law and without any action by FDA, regardless of the level of risk posed by the new device. Any device that was not in commercial distribution before May 28, 1976, is automatically classified as, and remains within, class III and requires premarket approval unless and until FDA takes an action to classify or reclassify the device (see 21 U.S.C. 360c(f)(1)). We refer to these devices as ‘‘postamendments devices’’ because they were not in commercial distribution prior to the date of enactment of the Medical Device Amendments of 1976, which amended the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). FDA may take a variety of actions in appropriate circumstances to classify or reclassify a device into class I or II. We may issue an order finding a new device to be substantially equivalent under section 513(i) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 360c(i) to a predicate device that does not require premarket approval. We determine whether a new device is substantially equivalent to a predicate by means of the procedures for premarket notification under section 510(k) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 360(k)) and part 807 (21 CFR part 807). FDA may also classify a device through ‘‘De Novo’’ classification, a common name for the process authorized under section 513(f)(2) of the FD&C Act. Section 207 of the Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997 (Pub. L. 105–115) established the first procedure for De Novo classification. Section 607 of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (Pub. L. 112–144) modified the De Novo application process by adding a second procedure. A device sponsor may utilize either procedure for De Novo classification. Under the first procedure, the person submits a 510(k) for a device that has not previously been classified. After receiving an order from FDA classifying the device into class III under section 513(f)(1) of the FD&C Act, the person then requests a classification under section 513(f)(2). Under the second procedure, rather than first submitting a 510(k) and then a request for classification, if the person determines that there is no legally marketed device upon which to base a determination of substantial equivalence, that person requests a PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 52313 classification under section 513(f)(2) of the FD&C Act. Under either procedure for De Novo classification, FDA is required to classify the device by written order within 120 days. The classification will be according to the criteria under section 513(a)(1) of the FD&C Act. Although the device was automatically placed within class III, the De Novo classification is considered to be the initial classification of the device. We believe this De Novo classification will enhance patients’ access to beneficial innovation, in part by reducing regulatory burdens. When FDA classifies a device into class I or II via the De Novo process, the device can serve as a predicate for future devices of that type, including for 510(k)s (see 21 U.S.C. 360c(f)(2)(B)(i)). As a result, other device sponsors do not have to submit a De Novo request or premarket approval application (PMA) to market a substantially equivalent device (see 21 U.S.C. 360c(i), defining ‘‘substantial equivalence’’). Instead, sponsors can use the less-burdensome 510(k) process, when necessary, to market their device. II. De Novo Classification For this device, FDA issued an order on February 7, 2014, finding the LyraTM Direct HSV 1 + 2/VZV Assay not substantially equivalent to a predicate not subject to PMA. Thus, the device remained in class III in accordance with section 513(f)(1) of the FD&C Act when we issued the order. On February 21, 2014, Quidel Corporation submitted a request for De Novo classification of the LyraTM Direct HSV 1 + 2/VZV Assay. FDA reviewed the request in order to classify the device under the criteria for classification set forth in section 513(a)(1) of the FD&C Act. We classify devices into class II if general controls by themselves are insufficient to provide reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness, but there is sufficient information to establish special controls that, in combination with the general controls, provide reasonable assurance of the safety and effectiveness of the device for its intended use (see 21 U.S.C. 360c(a)(1)(B)). After review of the information submitted in the request, we determined that the device can be classified into class II with the establishment of special controls. FDA has determined that these special controls, in addition to general controls, will provide reasonable assurance of the safety and effectiveness of the device. Therefore, on May 13, 2014, FDA issued an order to the requestor classifying the device into class II. FDA E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0127; Product Identifier 2016-NM-161-AD; Amendment 
39-19447; AD 2018-20-13]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The 
Boeing Company Model 737 airplanes, excluding Model 737-100, -200, -
200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes; all Model 757-200, -200PF, 
-200CB, and -300 series airplanes; and all Model 767-200, -300, -300F, 
and -400ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of 
latently failed motor-operated valve (MOV) actuators of the fuel 
shutoff valves. This AD requires replacing certain MOV actuators of the 
fuel shutoff valves for the left and right engines (on certain 
airplanes) and of the auxiliary power unit (APU) fuel shutoff valve (on 
Model 757 and Model 767 airplanes); and revising the maintenance or 
inspection program to incorporate certain airworthiness limitations 
(AWLs). We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these 
products.

DATES: This AD is effective November 15, 2018.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of November 15, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
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. You may view this service information at the 
FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. 
For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 
206-231-3195. It is also available on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2017-
0127.

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-
0127; or in person at Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains 
this final rule, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and 
other information. The address for Docket Operations (phone: 800-647-
5527) is Docket Operations, 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: Tak Kobayashi, Aerospace Engineer, 
Propulsion Section, FAA, Seattle ACO Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des 
Moines, WA 98198; phone and fax: 206-231-3553; email: 
[email protected].

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 The Boeing Company 
Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes; 
Model 757 airplanes; and Model 767 airplanes. The NPRM published in the 
Federal Register on March 9, 2017 (82 FR 13073). The NPRM was prompted 
by reports of latently failed MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves. 
The NPRM proposed to require replacing certain MOV actuators of the 
fuel shutoff valves for the left and right engines (on all airplanes) 
and of the APU fuel shutoff valve (on Model 757 and Model 767 
airplanes); and revising the maintenance or inspection program, as 
applicable, to incorporate certain AWLs.
    We subsequently issued a supplemental NPRM (SNPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to all Model 737 airplanes, 
excluding Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series 
airplanes; and all Model 757 and 767 airplanes. The SNPRM published in 
the Federal Register on April 3, 2018 (83 FR 14207). The SNPRM proposed 
to add Model 737-8 airplanes and future Model 737 airplanes to the 
applicability.
    We are issuing this AD to address a latent failure of the actuator 
for the engine or APU fuel shutoff valves, which could result in the 
inability to shut off fuel to the engine or the APU, and, in case of 
certain engine or APU fires, could result in structural failure.

Republication

    Editorial Note: Rule document 2018-21460 was originally 
published on pages 51304 through 51313 in the issue of Thursday, 
October 11, 2018. In that publication, on page 51307, in the second 
column, in (c)(1), ``Estimated -200'' should read ``-200''. The 
corrected document is published here in its entirety.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this final rule. The following presents the comments received on the 
SNPRM and the FAA's response to each comment.

Request To Exclude Model 737-8 and Future Model 737

    Boeing requested that we revise the proposed AD (in the SNPRM) to 
exclude Model 737-8 airplanes and future Model 737 airplanes, because 
MOV actuator part number MA30A1017 (Boeing P/N S343T003-76) is the only 
certified MOV actuator for use on any future Model 737 airplanes as 
documented in the drawings and Illustrated Parts Catalog (IPC). The 
commenter stated that using airworthiness limitations to prohibit the 
use of parts with AD restrictions on one minor model series (Model 737 
next generation (NG) airplanes) from being used on a different minor 
model series (Model 737-8 and future Model 737 airplanes) that does not 
allow the use of the restricted parts is unnecessary and implies that 
certified configurations and ADs can be overridden via an Advisory 
Circular (AC) or other means.
    We disagree with the commenter's request. The MOV actuator 
currently allowed on Model 737-8 and 737-9 airplanes, part number 
MA30A1017

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(Boeing P/N S343T003-76), is the only part number certificated on those 
models, as documented in the manufacturer's drawings. However, 
manufacturer's proprietary drawings are not readily available to all 
affected operators, and there is no prohibition against installing MOV 
actuator part numbers that were determined unsafe in this AD. We have 
been informed by operators that the practice of rotating physically 
interchangeable parts among airplanes is widespread, and even a key 
part of their operations. In the absence of an AD or AWL that restricts 
the installation of the affected parts, we cannot be assured that the 
unsafe condition will not be introduced to Model 737-8, 737-9, and 
future 737 airplanes. In addition, ACs are advisory in nature and do 
not include mandatory actions. Therefore, ACs do not take precedence 
over ADs. We have not changed this AD regarding this issue.

Request To Remove Requirement To Revise Maintenance Program

    Boeing requested that we remove paragraph (j) of the proposed AD 
and revise FAA AC 120-77 or other applicable advisory material to 
preclude installation of equipment that both Boeing and the FAA have 
determined cause a potential safety issue, against certified 
configurations. Boeing suggested that listing parts that are not 
approved for use on a given model sets a precedent that can become 
unmanageable, and that identifying parts that are acceptable for a 
given airplane and installation position is a more explicit and 
manageable approach. Boeing added that the use of AWLs to prohibit AD-
driven part installations is unnecessary and implies that certified 
configurations and ADs can be overridden via an AC or other means.
    We disagree with the commenter's request. The FAA is currently 
considering revising AC 120-77 to help prevent the rotation of parts as 
a minor alteration. However, ACs are advisory in nature and do not 
include mandatory actions. Therefore, ACs cannot prohibit the 
installation of unsafe equipment, and they do not take precedence over 
ADs. In addition, the practice of rotating parts is widespread, and 
revising the AC will not improve the situation in a timely manner. 
Certain MOV actuator part numbers have been identified to be unsafe for 
installation at certain locations. Since those part numbers continue to 
be available and acceptable for installation at certain other 
locations, we consider the use of AWLs to prohibit specific parts 
installation to be a reasonable way to address the safety concern in a 
timely manner. We have not changed this AD regarding this issue.

Request To Clarify Affected Part Numbers

    FedEx requested that we revise paragraphs (h)(2) and (h)(3) of the 
proposed AD (in the SNPRM) to state that no replacement is necessary if 
the MOV actuator part number is one of the following alternative part 
numbers: AV-31-1 (Boeing P/N S343T003-111), MA11A1265 (Boeing P/N 
S343T003-14), or MA11A1265-1 (Boeing P/N S343T003-41). FedEx stated 
that the service information specified in paragraphs (h)(2) and (h)(3) 
of the proposed AD (in the SNPRM) explicitly state that those 
alternative MOV actuator part numbers are acceptable substitutes for P/
N MA30A1017 (Boeing P/N S343T003-76).
    We disagree with the commenter's request. However, we agree to 
clarify the requirements of paragraphs (h)(2) and (h)(3) of this AD. 
Paragraphs (h)(2) and (h)(3) of this AD require replacement of MOV 
actuator P/N MA20A2027 (Boeing P/N S343T003-56) and P/N MA30A1001 
(Boeing P/N S343T003-66) with an acceptable MOV actuator part number. 
Those paragraphs do not state or imply that MOV actuator P/N AV-31-1 
(Boeing P/N S343T003-111), P/N MA11A1265 (Boeing P/N S343T003-14), or 
P/N MA11A1265-1 (Boeing P/N S343T003-41) must be replaced. Therefore, 
we consider that adding the proposed statement is unnecessary. We have 
not changed this AD regarding this issue.

Request To Add a Terminating Action Provision

    FedEx requested that we revise paragraphs (i)(2) and (i)(3) of the 
proposed AD (in the SNPRM) to state that the actuator installation 
would terminate the daily functional checks required by AWLs 28-AWL-ENG 
and 28-AWL-APU. The commenter added that installation of MOV actuator 
part number MA30A1017 (Boeing P/N S343T003-76) or an acceptable 
alternative part number should substantially increase the safety value.
    We disagree with the commenter's request. We have determined that 
accomplishing the applicable maintenance or inspection program 
revisions specified in paragraph (j) of this AD are the appropriate 
terminating actions. As discussed previously in the preamble of the 
SNPRM, we included the conditions (accomplishing the applicable 
maintenance or inspection program revisions) that would terminate the 
requirements of AD 2015-21-10, Amendment 39-18303 (80 FR 65130, October 
26, 2015); AD 2015-19-04, Amendment 39-18267 (80 FR 55505, September 
16, 2015); and AD 2015-21-09, Amendment 39-18302 (80 FR 65121, October 
26, 2015). Those ADs require incorporation of the AWLs that require 
repetitive inspections of specific MOV actuator part numbers installed 
at specific locations. The requirements of those ADs may be terminated 
if the applicable conditions specified in paragraph (m) of this AD are 
met. We have not changed this AD regarding this issue.

Request To Refer to Latest Service Information

    Southwest Airlines requested that we refer to the latest revisions 
of the airworthiness limitations documents.
    We agree with the commenter's request and have revised this AD to 
refer to the current airworthiness limitations as the appropriate 
source of service information, and have included earlier revisions of 
the service information as credit in this AD. There are no changes to 
the required actions of this AD because the tasks that must be 
incorporated into the maintenance or inspection program are not changed 
in Boeing 737-600/700/700C/800/900/900ER Special Compliance Items/
Airworthiness Limitations, D626A001-9-04, Revision June 2018; Boeing 
757 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, Airworthiness 
Limitations (AWLS) and Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), 
D622N001-9, Revision May 2018; or Boeing 767-200/300/300F/400 Special 
Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001-9-04, Revision 
March 2018; except for Task 28-AWL-23 for Model 767-200, -300, -300F, 
and -400ER series airplanes, which adds instructions that further 
describe the conditions for performing electrical bonding resistance 
measurements, in addition to being more descriptive regarding cap seal 
application.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comments received, 
and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting 
this final rule with the changes described previously and minor 
editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
SNPRM for addressing the unsafe condition; and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the SNPRM.
    We also determined that these changes will not increase the 
economic

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burden on any operator or increase the scope of this final rule.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    We reviewed the following service information.
     Boeing Service Bulletin 737-28-1314, dated November 17, 
2014, describes procedures for installing new MOV actuators of the fuel 
shutoff valves for the left and right engines on Model 737-600, -700, -
700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes.
     Boeing 737-600/700/700C/800/900/900ER Special Compliance 
Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D626A001-9-04, Revision June 2018, 
describes AWLs for fuel tank ignition prevention on Model 737-600, -
700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes.
     Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757-28-0138, 
Revision 1, dated June 19, 2017, describes procedures for installing 
new MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right 
engines, and of the APU fuel shutoff valve, on Model 757 airplanes.
     Boeing 757 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, 
Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) and Certification 
Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), D622N001-9, Revision May 2018, 
describes AWLs for fuel tank ignition prevention on Model 757 
airplanes.
     Boeing Service Bulletin 767-28-0115, Revision 1, dated 
June 2, 2016, describes procedures for installing new MOV actuators of 
the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right engines, and of the APU 
fuel shutoff valve, on Model 767 airplanes.
     Boeing 767-200/300/300F/400 Special Compliance Items/
Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001-9-04, Revision March 2018, 
describes AWLs for fuel tank ignition prevention on Model 767 
airplanes.
    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 2,557 airplanes of U.S. registry. 
We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                                 Cost on U.S.
             Action                   Labor cost          Parts cost       Cost per product        operators
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Inspection and replacement Model  Up to 6 work-hours  Up to $12,000.....  Up to $12,510.....  Up to $18,014,400.
 737 (1,440 airplanes).            x $85 per hour =
                                   Up to $510.
Inspection and replacement Model  Up to 9 work-hours  Up to $18,000.....  Up to $18,765.....  Up to $12,666,375.
 757 (675 airplanes).              x $85 per hour =
                                   Up to $765.
Inspection and replacement Model  Up to 9 work-hours  Up to $18,000.....  Up to $18,765.....  Up to $8,294,130.
 767 (442 airplanes).              x $85 per hour =
                                   Up to $765.
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    For the maintenance/inspection program revision, we have determined 
that this action takes an average of 90 work-hours per operator, 
although we recognize that this number may vary from operator to 
operator. In the past, we have estimated that this action takes 1 work-
hour per airplane. Since operators incorporate maintenance or 
inspection program changes for their affected fleets, we have 
determined that a per-operator estimate is more accurate than a per-
airplane estimate. Therefore, we estimate the total cost per operator 
to be $7,650 (90 work-hours x $85 per work-hour).

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 and 
associated appliances to the Director of the System Oversight Division.

Regulatory Findings

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

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Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

2018-20-13 The Boeing Company: Amendment 39-19447; Docket No. FAA-
2017-0127; Product Identifier 2016-NM-161-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective November 15, 2018.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD affects AD 2015-21-09, Amendment 39-18302 (80 FR 65121, 
October 26, 2015) (``AD 2015-21-09''); AD 2015-19-04, Amendment 39-
18267, (80 FR 55505, September 16, 2015) (``AD 2015-19-04''); and AD 
2015-21-10, Amendment 39-18303 (80 FR 65130, October 26, 2015) (``AD 
2015-21-10'').

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to all The Boeing Company airplanes, 
certificated in any category, identified in paragraphs (c)(1), 
(c)(2), and (c)(3) of this AD.
    (1) Model 737 airplanes, excluding Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -
300, -400, and -500 series airplanes.
    (2) Model 757-200, -200PF, -200CB, and -300 series airplanes.
    (3) Model 767-200, -300, -300F, and -400ER series airplanes.

(d) Subject

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

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by reports of latently failed motor-
operated valve (MOV) actuators of the fuel shutoff valves. We are 
issuing this AD to prevent a latent failure of the actuator for the 
engine or auxiliary power unit (APU) fuel shutoff valves, which 
could result in the inability to shut off fuel to the engine or the 
APU, and, in case of certain engine or APU fires, could result in 
structural failure.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Inspection To Determine Part Number (P/N)

    (1) For Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER 
series airplanes: Within 8 years after the effective date of this 
AD, do an inspection to determine the part numbers of the MOV 
actuators of the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right engines, 
in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service 
Bulletin 737-28-1314, dated November 17, 2014. A review of airplane 
maintenance records is acceptable in lieu of this inspection if the 
part number of the MOV actuator at each location can be conclusively 
determined from that review.
    (2) For airplanes identified in paragraphs (c)(2) and (c)(3) of 
this AD: Within 8 years after the effective date of this AD, do an 
inspection to determine the part numbers of the MOV actuators of the 
fuel shutoff valves for the left and right engines, and of the APU 
fuel shutoff valve, in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757-28-
0138, Revision 1, dated June 19, 2017 (``SB 757-28-0138 R1''); or 
Boeing Service Bulletin 767-28-0115, Revision 1, dated June 2, 2016 
(``SB 767-28-0115 R1''); as applicable. A review of airplane 
maintenance records is acceptable in lieu of this inspection if the 
part number of the MOV actuator at each location can be conclusively 
determined from that review.

(h) Replacement

    (1) For Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER 
series airplanes on which any MOV actuator having P/N MA20A2027 or 
P/N MA30A1001 (Boeing P/N S343T003-56 or Boeing P/N S343T003-66, 
respectively), is found during the inspection required by paragraph 
(g)(1) of this AD: Within 8 years after the effective date of this 
AD, replace each affected MOV actuator with an MOV actuator having 
P/N MA30A1017 (Boeing P/N S343T003-76), in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 737-28-1314, 
dated November 17, 2014. Where Boeing Service Bulletin 737-28-1314, 
dated November 17, 2014, specifies the installation of a new MOV 
actuator, this AD allows the installation of a new or serviceable 
MOV actuator. While not required by this AD, the Accomplishment 
Instructions specified in Boeing Service Bulletin 737-28-1314, dated 
November 17, 2014, for replacing MOV actuators having Boeing P/N 
S343T003-66 or Boeing P/N S343T003-56 may be used for replacing MOV 
actuators having P/N MA20A1001-1 (Boeing P/N S343T003-39).
    (2) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this AD on 
which any MOV actuator having P/N MA20A2027 or P/N MA30A1001 (Boeing 
P/N S343T003-56 or Boeing P/N S343T003-66, respectively) is found 
during the inspection required by paragraph (g)(2) of this AD: 
Within 8 years after the effective date of this AD, replace each 
affected MOV actuator with an MOV actuator having P/N MA30A1017 
(Boeing P/N S343T003-76), P/N AV-31-1 (Boeing P/N S343T003-111), or 
P/N MA11A1265-1 (Boeing P/N S343T003-41), in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of SB 757-28-0138 R1. Where SB 757-28-
0138 R1 specifies the installation of a new MOV actuator, this AD 
allows the installation of a new or serviceable MOV actuator. While 
not required by this AD, the Accomplishment Instructions specified 
in SB 757-28-0138 R1 for replacing MOV actuators having Boeing P/N 
S343T003-66 or Boeing P/N S343T003-56 may be used for replacing MOV 
actuators having P/N MA20A1001-1 (Boeing P/N S343T003-39).
    (3) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(3) of this AD on 
which any MOV actuator having P/N MA20A2027 (Boeing P/N S343T003-56) 
or P/N MA30A1001 (Boeing P/N S343T003-66) is found during the 
inspection required by paragraph (g)(2) of this AD: Within 8 years 
after the effective date of this AD, replace each affected MOV 
actuator with an MOV actuator having P/N MA30A1017 (Boeing P/N 
S343T003-76), P/N AV-31-1 (Boeing P/N S343T003-111), P/N MA11A1265 
(Boeing P/N S343T003-14), or P/N MA11A1265-1 (Boeing P/N S343T003-
41), in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of SB 767-
28-0115 R1. Where SB 767-28-0115 R1 specifies the installation of a 
new MOV actuator, this AD allows the installation of a new or 
serviceable MOV actuator. While not required by this AD, the 
Accomplishment Instructions specified in SB 767-28-0115 R1, for 
replacing MOV actuators having Boeing P/N S343T003-66 or Boeing P/N 
S343T003-56 may be used for replacing MOV actuators having P/N 
MA20A1001-1 (Boeing P/N S343T003-39).

(i) Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision

    (1) For Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER 
series airplanes with an original certificate of airworthiness or 
original export certificate of airworthiness issued on or before the 
effective date of this AD: Prior to or concurrently with the actions 
required by paragraph (h)(1) of this AD or within 30 days after the 
effective date of this AD, whichever is later, revise the 
maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to add the 
airworthiness limitations (AWLs) specified in paragraphs (i)(1)(i), 
(i)(1)(ii), and (i)(1)(iii) of this AD. The initial compliance time 
for accomplishing the actions required by AWL No. 28-AWL-24 is 
within 6 years since the most recent inspection was performed in 
accordance with AWL No. 28-AWL-24, or within 6 years since the 
actions specified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-28A1207 were 
accomplished, whichever is later.
    (i) AWL No. 28-AWL-21, Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator--
Lightning and Fault Current Protection Electrical Bond, as specified 
in Boeing 737-600/700/700C/800/900/900ER Special Compliance Items/
Airworthiness Limitations, D626A001-9-04, Revision June 2018.
    (ii) AWL No. 28-AWL-22, Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator--
Electrical Design Feature, as specified in Boeing 737-600/700/700C/
800/900/900ER Special Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, 
D626A001-9-04, Revision June 2018.
    (iii) AWL No. 28-AWL-24, Spar Valve Motor Operated Valve (MOV) 
Actuator--Lightning and Fault Current Protection Electrical Bond, as 
specified in Boeing 737-600/700/700C/800/900/900ER Special 
Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D626A001-9-04, Revision 
June 2018.
    (2) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this AD: 
Prior to or concurrently with the actions required by paragraph 
(h)(2) of this AD, revise the maintenance or inspection program, as 
applicable, to add the AWLs specified in paragraphs (i)(2)(i), 
(i)(2)(ii), and (i)(2)(iii) of this AD. The initial compliance time 
for accomplishing the actions required by AWL No. 28-AWL-25 is 
within 6 years since the most recent inspection was performed in 
accordance with AWL No. 28-AWL-25, or within 6 years since the 
actions specified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 757-28A0088 were 
accomplished, whichever is later.
    (i) AWL No. 28-AWL-23, Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator--
Lightning and Fault

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Current Protection Electrical Bond, as specified in Boeing 757 
Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, Airworthiness 
Limitations (AWLs) and Certification Maintenance Requirements 
(CMRs), D622N001-9, Revision May 2018.
    (ii) AWL No. 28-AWL-24, MOV Actuator--Electrical Design Feature, 
as specified in Boeing 757 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, 
Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) and Certification 
Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), D622N001-9, Revision May 2018.
    (iii) AWL No. 28-AWL-25, Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator--
Lightning and Fault Current Protection Electrical Bond, as specified 
in Boeing 757 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, 
Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) and Certification Maintenance 
Requirements (CMRs), D622N001-9, Revision May 2018.
    (3) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(3) of this AD with 
an original certificate of airworthiness or original export 
certificate of airworthiness issued on or before the effective date 
of this AD: Prior to or concurrently with the actions required by 
paragraph (h)(3) of this AD, revise the maintenance or inspection 
program, as applicable, to add the AWLs specified in paragraphs 
(i)(3)(i) and (i)(3)(ii) of this AD.
    (i) AWL No. 28-AWL-23, Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator--
Lightning and Fault Current Protection Electrical Bond, as specified 
in Boeing 767-200/300/300F/400 Special Compliance Items/
Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001-9-04, Revision March 2018.
    (ii) AWL No. 28-AWL-24, Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator--
Electrical Design Feature, as specified in Boeing 767-200/300/300F/
400 Special Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001-9-
04, Revision March 2018.

(j) Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision for Parts Installation 
Prohibition

    (1) For Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER 
series airplanes: After accomplishing the actions required by 
paragraphs (g)(1), (h)(1), and (i)(1) of this AD, as applicable, on 
all airplanes in an operator's fleet, and within 8 years after the 
effective date of the AD, revise the maintenance or inspection 
program, as applicable, by incorporating the AWL specified in figure 
1 to paragraph (j)(1) of this AD.
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    (2) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this AD: 
After accomplishing the actions required by paragraphs (g)(2), 
(h)(2), and (i)(2) of this AD, as applicable, on all airplanes in an 
operator's fleet, and within 8 years after the effective date of the 
AD, revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, by 
incorporating the AWL specified in figure 2 to paragraph (j)(2) of 
this AD.

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    (3) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(3) of this AD: 
After accomplishing the actions required by paragraphs (g)(2), 
(h)(3), and (i)(3) of this AD, as applicable, on all airplanes in an 
operator's fleet, and within 8 years after the effective date of the 
AD, revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, by 
incorporating the AWL specified in figure 3 to paragraph (j)(3) of 
this AD.
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    (4) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(1) of this AD, 
excluding Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series 
airplanes: Within 30 days since the date of issuance of the original 
standard airworthiness certificate or the date of issuance of the 
original export certificate of airworthiness, or within 30 days 
after the effective date of this AD, whichever is later, revise the 
maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, by incorporating 
the AWL specified in figure 4 to paragraph (j)(4) of this AD.

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 (k) No Alternative Actions, Intervals, and Critical Design 
Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCLs)

    (1) After the maintenance or inspection program has been revised 
as required by paragraph (i) of this AD, no alternative actions 
(e.g., inspections), intervals, or CDCCLs, may be used unless the 
actions, intervals, and CDCCLs are approved as an alternative method 
of compliance (AMOC) in accordance with the procedures specified in 
paragraph (o) of this AD.
    (2) After the maintenance or inspection program has been revised 
as required by paragraph (j) of this AD, no alternative actions 
(e.g., inspections), intervals, or CDCCLs, may be used unless the 
actions, intervals, and CDCCLs are approved as an AMOC in accordance 
with the procedures specified in paragraph (o) of this AD.

(l) Parts Installation Prohibition

    (1) For Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER 
series airplanes: As of the effective date of this AD, no person may 
replace an MOV actuator having P/N MA30A1017 (Boeing P/N S343T003-
76) with an MOV actuator having P/N MA20A2027 or P/N MA30A1001 
(Boeing P/N S343T003-56 or Boeing P/N S343T003-66, respectively) for 
the left engine and right engine fuel shutoff valves.
    (2) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this AD: As 
of the effective date of this AD, no person may replace an MOV 
actuator having P/N AV-31-1 (Boeing P/N S343T003-111), P/N MA11A1265 
(Boeing P/N S343T003-14), P/N MA11A1265-1 (Boeing P/N S343T003-41), 
or P/N MA30A1017 (Boeing P/N S343T003-76) with an MOV actuator 
having P/N MA30A1001 (Boeing P/N S343T003-66) or P/N MA20A2027 
(Boeing P/N S343T003-56) for the left engine and right engine fuel 
shutoff valves and the APU fuel shutoff valve.
    (3) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(3) of this AD: As 
of the effective date of this AD, no person may replace an MOV 
actuator having P/N AV-31-1 (Boeing P/N S343T003-111), P/N MA11A1265 
(Boeing P/N S343T003-14), P/N MA11A1265-1 (Boeing P/N S343T003-41), 
or P/N MA30A1017 (Boeing P/N S343T003-76) with an MOV actuator 
having P/N MA30A1001 (Boeing P/N S343T003-66) or P/N MA20A2027 
(Boeing P/N S343T003-56) for the left engine and right engine fuel 
shutoff valves and the APU fuel shutoff valve.

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    (4) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(1) of this AD, 
excluding Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series 
airplanes: As of the effective date of this AD, no person may 
install an MOV actuator having P/N MA20A1001-1 (Boeing P/N S343T003-
39) or replace an MOV actuator with an MOV actuator having P/N 
MA20A2027 or P/N MA30A1001 (Boeing P/N S343T003-56 or Boeing P/N 
S343T003-66, respectively) for the left engine and right engine fuel 
shutoff valves.

(m) Terminating Action

    (1) For Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER 
series airplanes: Accomplishing the actions required by paragraph 
(j)(l) of this AD terminates the requirements of paragraph (l)(1) of 
this AD and all requirements of AD 2015-21-10.
    (2) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this AD: 
Accomplishing the action required by paragraph (j)(2) of this AD 
terminates the requirements of paragraph (l)(2) of this AD and all 
requirements of AD 2015-19-04.
    (3) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(3) of this AD: 
Accomplishing the action required by paragraph (j)(3) of this AD 
terminates the requirements of paragraph (l)(3) of this AD and all 
requirements of AD 2015-21-09.
    (4) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(1) of this AD, 
excluding Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series 
airplanes: Accomplishing the action required by paragraph (j)(4) of 
this AD terminates the requirements of paragraph (l)(4) of this AD.

(n) Credit for Previous Actions

    (1) This paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in 
paragraph (g)(2) or (h)(2) of this AD, as applicable, if those 
actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using 
Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757-28-0138, dated May 18, 
2016.
    (2) This paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in 
paragraph (g)(2) or (h)(3) of this AD, as applicable, if those 
actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using 
Boeing Service Bulletin 767-28-0115, dated September 10, 2015.
    (3) For Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER 
series airplanes with an original certificate of airworthiness or 
original export certificate of airworthiness issued on or before the 
effective date of this AD, this paragraph provides credit for the 
actions specified in paragraph (i)(1) of this AD if those actions 
were performed before the effective date of this AD using Boeing 
737-600/700/700C/800/900/900ER Special Compliance Items/
Airworthiness Limitations, D626A001-9-04, Revision July 2016, 
Revision September 2016, Revision January 2017, Revision April 2018, 
or Revision May 2018; or Boeing 737-600/700/700C/800/900/900ER 
Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, Airworthiness 
Limitations (AWLs) and Certification Maintenance Requirements 
(CMRs), D626A001-CMR, Revision October 2014, Revision November 2014, 
Revision January 2015, or Revision April 2016.
    (4) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this AD, 
this paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in 
paragraph (i)(2) of this AD if those actions were performed before 
the effective date of this AD using Boeing 757 Maintenance Planning 
Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) and 
Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), D622N001-9, Revision 
January 2016, Revision July 2016, or Revision February 2017.
    (5) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(3) of this AD with 
an original certificate of airworthiness or original export 
certificate of airworthiness issued on or before the effective date 
of this AD, this paragraph provides credit for the actions specified 
in paragraph (i)(3) of this AD if those actions were performed 
before the effective date of this AD using Boeing 767 Special 
Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001-9-04, Revision 
July 2015, Revision March 2016, Revision May 2016, Revision May 2016 
R1, or Revision June 2016; or Boeing 767-200/300/300F/400 Special 
Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001-9-04, Revision 
January 2018.
    (6) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(3) of this AD with 
an original certificate of airworthiness or original export 
certificate of airworthiness issued on or before the effective date 
of this AD, this paragraph provides credit for the actions specified 
in paragraph (i)(3)(ii) of this AD if those actions were performed 
before the effective date of this AD using Boeing 767 Special 
Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001-9-04, Revision 
October 2014.

(o) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Seattle 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 the attention of the 
person identified in paragraph (p)(1) of this AD. Information may be 
emailed 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.
    (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, Seattle 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) For service information that contains steps that are labeled 
as Required for Compliance (RC), the provisions of paragraphs 
(o)(4)(i) and (o)(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.

(p) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Tak Kobayashi, 
Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Section, FAA, Seattle ACO Branch, 
2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; phone and fax: 206-231-
3553; email: [email protected].
    (2) Service information identified in this AD that is not 
incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in 
paragraphs (q)(3) and (q)(4) of this AD.

(q) 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 737-600/700/700C/800/900/900ER Special Compliance 
Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D626A001-9-04, Revision June 2018.
    (ii) Boeing 757 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, 
Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) and Certification 
Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), D622N001-9, Revision May 2018.
    (iii) Boeing 767-200/300/300F/400ER Special Compliance Items/
Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001-9-04, Revision March 2018.
    (iv) Boeing Service Bulletin 737-28-1314, dated November 17, 
2014.
    (v) Boeing Service Bulletin 767-28-0115, Revision 1, dated June 
2, 2016.
    (vi) Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757-28-0138, 
Revision 1, dated June 19, 2017.
    (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, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For 
information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 
206-231-3195.
    (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

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202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on September 14, 2018.
John P. Piccola,
Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. R1-2018-21460 Filed 10-16-18; 8:45 am]
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