Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes, 26601-26605 [2019-11879]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 110 / Friday, June 7, 2019 / Proposed Rules jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PROPOSALS 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 International Section, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (j)(2) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116-AMOCREQUESTS@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding district office. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain instructions from a manufacturer, the instructions must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA; or EASA; or Airbus SAS’s EASA DOA. If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. (3) Required for Compliance (RC): For any service information referenced in EASA AD 2019–0012 that contains RC procedures and tests: Except as required by paragraphs (h)(4) and (i)(2) of this AD, RC procedures and tests must be done to comply with this AD; any procedures or tests that are not identified as RC are recommended. Those procedures and tests that are not identified 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 procedures and tests identified as RC can be done and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition. Any substitutions or changes to procedures or tests identified as RC require approval of an AMOC. (4) Paperwork Reduction Act Burden Statement: A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 2120–0056. Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to be approximately one hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, completing and reviewing the collection of information. All responses to this collection of information are mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the FAA at: 800 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20591, Attn: Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES–200. (j) Related Information (1) For information about EASA AD 2019– 0012, contact EASA, Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3, 50668 Cologne, Germany; telephone +49 221 89990 6017; email ADs@easa.europa.eu; Internet www.easa.europa.eu. You may find this EASA AD on the EASA website at https://ad.easa.europa.eu. You may view this EASA AD at the FAA, Transport Standards VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Jun 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. EASA AD 2019–0012 may be found in the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019–0400. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Sanjay Ralhan, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206– 231–3223. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on May 29, 2019. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2019–11832 Filed 6–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0453; Product Identifier 2018–NM–028–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM); reopening of comment period. AGENCY: We are revising an earlier proposal for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC–8–400 series airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by adding a requirement to replace the lower lock link of the nose landing gear (NLG), which would terminate the repetitive inspections proposed in the NPRM. This action also reduces the applicability in the NPRM. We are proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions would impose an additional burden over those in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these changes. DATES: The comment period for the NPRM published in the Federal Register on May 30, 2018 (83 FR 24694), is reopened. We must receive comments on this SNPRM by July 22, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 26601 • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this NPRM, contact Bombardier, Inc., QSeries Technical Help Desk, 123 Garratt Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M3K 1Y5, Canada; telephone: 416–375–4000; fax: 416–375–4539; email: thd.qseries@ aero.bombardier.com; internet: https:// www.bombardier.com. You may view this referenced 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. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018– 0453; 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 SNPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for Docket Operations (phone: 800–647– 5527) is listed above. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darren Gassetto, Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Systems and Administrative Services Section, New York ACO Branch, FAA, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7323; fax 516–794– 5531. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA– 2018–0453; Product Identifier 2018– NM–028–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy E:\FR\FM\07JNP1.SGM 07JNP1 26602 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 110 / Friday, June 7, 2019 / Proposed Rules aspects of this SNPRM. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this SNPRM based on those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this SNPRM. Discussion We issued an NPRM to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC–8–400 series airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on May 30, 2018 (83 FR 24694). The NPRM was prompted by reports of the NLG locking in a partially extended position due to loose bushings on a lock link of the NLG locking mechanism. The NPRM proposed to require repetitive inspections of the bushings and the lower lock link of the NLG for discrepancies, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address excessive free play at the lock link of the NLG locking mechanism, and consequent inability to fully retract or deploy the NLG, which could result in collapse of the NLG and affect the safe landing of the airplane. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PROPOSALS Actions Since the NPRM Was Issued Since we issued the NPRM, we have determined that to adequately address the unsafe condition, it is necessary to require replacement of the NLG lower lock link with a new lower lock link having a new configuration. Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued Canadian AD CF–2018–01R1, dated February 4, 2018 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC–8–400 series airplanes. The MCAI states: A landing incident took place whereby the aeroplane’s nose landing gear (NLG) was locked in a partially-extended position, leading to gear collapse upon NLG touch down. The investigation revealed that the NLG was locked in this position due to the bushings on the lock link of the NLG locking mechanism becoming loose. This condition was present due to insufficient interference fit which resulted in some bushing outer diameter wear and fretting. A dislodged bushing will also cause the bushing sealant to break. Broken sealant allows moisture ingress and corrosion that can accelerate free play buildup. Excessive free play at the lock link can result in the inability to fully retract or deploy the NLG, resulting in a risk of NLG collapse on landing. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Jun 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 Bombardier Inc. has developed an inspection to identify and correct this condition. [The original version of this Canadian AD required] a repetitive inspection [to detect discrepancies] and corrective actions based on the inspection findings. Revision 1 of this [Canadian] AD is issued to modify the NLG with a lower lock with improved bushing retention and greasing provisions. Implementing this modification is a terminating action to this [Canadian] AD. The modification has been introduced in production, therefore the applicability of this [Canadian] AD has been reduced. Clarifications have also been made to the retained text of the original version. Discrepancies include any signs of migration of the bushings, broken or missing edge sealant, diagonal paint cracks on the sealant, and paint stripe misalignment. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018–0453. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this proposed AD. We considered the comments received. Request To Include Revised Service Information Horizon Air asked that Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–32–153, Revision A, dated February 27, 2018, be incorporated into the proposed AD (in the NPRM). Horizon Air added that a credit paragraph should also be included for the original issue of the referenced service information. We partially agree with the commenter’s request. We have revised this proposed AD to identify Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–32–153, Revision A, dated February 27, 2018, as the appropriate source of service information for the inspection specified in paragraph (g) of this proposed AD. Revision A merely clarifies certain actions and corrects a certain task number, and adds no new work. We have added paragraph (j) to this proposed AD to provide credit for actions done before the effective date of this AD using the original issue of the referenced service information. However, for clarification, we have included the correct task number for greasing all drag strut joints, which is AMM Task 12–20–01–640–802. Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–32–153, dated September 22, 2017, specifies AMM Task 12–20–01–640–803, which is incorrect. We have redesignated subsequent paragraphs accordingly. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Request To Add Terminating Action for Repetitive Inspections Horizon Air asked that we include an option for terminating action for the repetitive inspections required by paragraph (g) of the proposed AD (in the NPRM). Horizon Air stated that Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–32–154, Revision A, dated November 21, 2018, includes a modification that involves reconfiguration of the lower lock link of the NLG by adding new bushings with improved retention and greasing provisions. We partially agree with the commenter’s request. We agree to include terminating action for the repetitive inspections, but to adequately address the unsafe condition, we have determined that it is necessary to mandate this action instead of providing it as an option. We have added paragraph (k) of this proposed AD to require the modification, which would terminate the repetitive inspections specified by paragraph (g) of this proposed AD. We have redesignated subsequent paragraphs accordingly. Request To Include Global Alternative Method of Compliance (AMOC) Horizon Air asked that we incorporate Global AMOC AARDG–2018/A02 to Canadian AD CF–2018–01 into the FAA proposed AD (in the NPRM). Horizon Air stated that this global AMOC provides the initial compliance time for lower lock links of the NLG that have been repaired based on flight cycles accumulated since repair, instead of total flight cycles accumulated. Horizon Air added that justification for this AMOC was that repair of the lower lock link in accordance with the applicable component maintenance manual yields the same bushing retention properties as a new part. We agree with the commenter’s request. Canadian AD CF–2018–01R1 added compliance times for a repaired or replaced NLG lower lock link. Therefore, we have included paragraph (h) in this proposed AD to allow the compliance times to be measured from the time of repair or replacement of the existing lower lock link for a repair or replacement that was done using a specified method. Request To Exclude Setup and Closeout Actions Horizon Air asked that the job setup and closeout actions specified in Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–32–153, Revision A, dated February 27, 2018, be excluded from the requirements of paragraph (g) of the proposed AD (in the NPRM). Horizon Air stated that these E:\FR\FM\07JNP1.SGM 07JNP1 26603 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 110 / Friday, June 7, 2019 / Proposed Rules actions do not directly correct the unsafe condition. Horizon Air added that incorporating these actions restricts an operator’s ability to perform other maintenance in conjunction with incorporation of the referenced service information. We partially agree with the commenter’s request. We agree to remove the closeout actions, but to adequately perform the corrective actions the job setup actions specified in Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–32–153, Revision A, dated February 27, 2018, must be included. Paragraph 3.A., ‘‘Job Set-Up,’’ of Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–32–153, Revision A, dated February 27, 2018, includes specific airplane maintenance manual tasks and instructions that properly establish a baseline needed to evaluate excessive play at the lower lock link of the NLG locking mechanism, and correctly address the unsafe condition. In addition, the operator is directed to paragraph 3.A.(5) of the Job Setup section in the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–32–153, Revision A, dated February 27, 2018, for the applicable corrective action. Therefore, we have revised the requirements of paragraph (g) accordingly. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Bombardier has issued the following service information: • Service Bulletin 84–32–153, Revision A, dated February 27, 2018, which describes procedures for an inspection of the bushings and the lower lock link of the NLG for discrepancies. The service information also describes procedures for repair or replacement of a discrepant lock link. • Service Bulletin 84–32–154, Revision A, dated November 21, 2018, which describes procedures for replacement of the existing lower lock link with a new configuration lock link. This service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This SNPRM This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, we have been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all pertinent information and determined an unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. Certain changes described above expand the scope of the NPRM. As a result, we have determined that it is necessary to reopen the comment period to provide additional opportunity for the public to comment on this SNPRM. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 64 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Inspection ........ 2 work-hours × $85 per hour = $170 per inspection cycle. 6 work-hours × $85 per hour = $510 ........................ Replacement ... We have received no definitive data that enables us to provide cost estimates for the on-condition actions specified in this proposed AD. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PROPOSALS 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Jun 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 Cost per product Parts cost $0 5,923 $170 per inspection cycle $6,433 .............................. This proposed 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 We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify this proposed regulation: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Cost on U.S. operators $10,880 per inspection cycle. $411,712. 2. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; and 3. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ E:\FR\FM\07JNP1.SGM 07JNP1 26604 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 110 / Friday, June 7, 2019 / Proposed Rules (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by July 22, 2019. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC–8–400, –401, and –402 airplanes, certificated in any category, serial numbers 4001 through 4585 inclusive, and 4587. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 32, Landing gear. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports of the nose landing gear (NLG) locking in a partially extended position due to loose bushings on a lock link of the NLG locking mechanism. We are issuing this AD to address excessive free play at the lock link of the NLG locking (1) Repaired as specified in Bombardier Repair Drawing 8/4–32–0338. (2) Repaired as specified in the Goodrich Aerospace Canada Ltd. Component Maintenance Manual, Part Number (P/N) 47300, 32–21–03. (3) Replaced with a serviceable lock link having P/N 47324–1 (SCR–093–17–B); or (4) Replaced with a new lock link having P/N 47324–1. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PROPOSALS (i) Lock Link Excepted From Inspection Requirements The inspections specified in this AD are not required for any new NLG lower lock link having P/N 47324–3. (j) Credit for Previous Actions This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Bombardier Service VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Jun 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 mechanism, and consequent inability to fully retract or deploy the NLG, which could result in collapse of the NLG and affect the safe landing of the airplane. (g) Repetitive Inspections and Corrective Actions Except as provided by paragraphs (h) and (i) of this AD: Do a general visual inspection for the NLG lower lock link part number and discrepancies of the bushings and of the lower lock link of the NLG locking mechanism, at the applicable time specified in paragraph (g)(1) or (g)(2) of this AD, in accordance with paragraphs 3.A. and 3.B., or 3.A. and 3.D., as applicable, of the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–32–153, Revision A, dated February 27, 2018. If any discrepancy is found, before further flight, repair or replace the NLG lower lock link, as applicable, in accordance with paragraphs 3.B. or 3.D, as applicable, of Bombardier Bulletin 84–32–153, dated September 22, 2017, provided all drag strut joints were greased, as specified in paragraphs 3.B.(1)(h) and 3.D.(1)(c)5 of the Accomplishment Instructions of this service information, using AMM Task 12–20–01–640–802. (k) Terminating Action for Repetitive Inspections Within 8,000 flight cycles or 48 months on the NLG lower lock link after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first: Replace the existing NLG lower lock link with a new lower lock link having P/N 47324–3, in accordance with paragraphs 3.A. and 3.B. of the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–32–154, Revision A, dated November 21, 2018. Replacement of the lower lock link on the NLG terminates the repetitive inspections required by paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD for that airplane. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Service Bulletin 84–32–153, Revision A, dated February 27, 2018. Repeat the inspection thereafter at intervals not to exceed 1,600 flight cycles on any NLG lower lock link. (1) For airplanes on which an NLG lower lock link has accumulated 7,200 or fewer total flight cycles as of the effective date of this AD: Before the accumulation of 8,000 total flight cycles on the NLG lower lock link. (2) For airplanes on which an NLG lower lock link has accumulated more than 7,200 total flight cycles as of the effective date of this AD: Within 800 flight cycles on the NLG lower lock link after the effective date of this AD. (h) Inspections After Repair or Replacement of NLG Lower Lock Link For airplanes with an NLG lower lock link that is repaired or replaced as specified in paragraph (h)(1), (h)(2), (h)(3), or (h)(4) of this AD: The next inspection specified by paragraph (g) of this AD is required for the NLG lower lock link on the airplane at the applicable time specified in figure 1 to paragraph (h) of this AD. (l) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the New York ACO Branch, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516–794–5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local E:\FR\FM\07JNP1.SGM 07JNP1 EP07JN19.000</GPH> Bombardier, Inc.: Docket No. FAA–2018– 0453; Product Identifier 2018–NM–028– AD. Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 110 / Friday, June 7, 2019 / Proposed Rules flight standards district office/certificate holding district office. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO Branch, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or Bombardier, Inc.’s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized signature. (m) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian AD CF–2018–01R1, dated February 4, 2018, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018–0453. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Darren Gassetto, Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Systems and Administrative Services Section, New York ACO Branch, FAA, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228– 7323; fax 516–794–5531. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on May 31, 2019. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2019–11879 Filed 6–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 1 [REG–109826–17] RIN 1545–BN89 Exception for Interests Held by Foreign Pension Funds Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: This document contains proposed regulations regarding the exception from taxation with respect to gain or loss of a qualified foreign pension fund attributable to certain interests in United States real property. The proposed regulations also include rules for certifying that a qualified foreign pension fund is not subject to withholding on certain dispositions of, and distributions with respect to, certain interests in United States real property. The proposed regulations affect certain holders of certain interests in United States real property and withholding agents that are required to withhold tax on certain dispositions of, and distributions with respect to, such property. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Jun 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 Written or electronic comments and requests for a public hearing must be received by September 5, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send submissions to: CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG–109826–17), Internal Revenue Service, Room 5203, P.O. Box 7604, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044. Submissions may be hand-delivered Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG–109826– 17), Courier’s Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or sent electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov (IRS REG–109826– 17). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Concerning the proposed regulations, Milton Cahn or Logan M. Kincheloe, (202) 317–6937; concerning submissions of comments or requests for a public hearing, Regina Johnson, (202) 317– 6901 (not toll-free numbers). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Background I. In General This document contains proposed amendments to 26 CFR part 1 under sections 897, 1445, and 1446 (the ‘‘proposed regulations’’). Section 323(a) of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, Public Law 114–113, div. Q (the ‘‘PATH Act’’), added section 897(l) to the Code, and Section 101(q) of the Tax Technical Corrections Act of 2018, Public Law 115–141, div. U (the ‘‘Technical Corrections Act’’) amended certain aspects of section 897(l). Section 897(l) provides an exemption to the application of section 897(a) on gain or loss on certain dispositions of, and distributions with respect to, United States real property interests (‘‘USRPIs’’) for certain foreign pension funds and their subsidiaries. The proposed regulations contain rules relating to the qualification for the exemption under section 897(l), as well as rules relating to withholding requirements under sections 1445 and 1446 for dispositions of USRPIs by foreign pension funds and their subsidiaries. II. Taxation of Foreign Persons Under Section 897 Section 897(a)(1) provides that gain or loss of a nonresident alien individual or foreign corporation from the disposition of a USRPI is taken into account under section 871(b)(1) or 882(a)(1), as applicable, as if the nonresident alien individual or foreign corporation were engaged in a trade or business within the United States during the taxable year and such gain or loss were PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 26605 effectively connected with that trade or business. Section 897(c)(1)(A) defines a USRPI as an interest in real property (including an interest in a mine, well, or other natural deposit) located in the United States or the Virgin Islands, and any interest (other than solely as a creditor) in any domestic corporation unless the taxpayer establishes that such corporation was at no time a United States real property holding corporation (‘‘USRPHC’’) during the applicable testing period (generally, the five-year period ending on the date of the disposition of the interest). Under section 897(c)(2), a USRPHC means any corporation if the fair market value of its USRPIs equals or exceeds 50 percent of the total fair market value of its USRPIs, its interests in real property located outside the United States, plus any other assets that are used or held for use in a trade or business. However, section 897(c)(1)(B) generally provides that an interest in a corporation is not a USRPI if the corporation does not hold any USRPIs as of the date its stock is sold and the corporation disposed of all of the USRPIs that it held during the applicable testing period in transactions in which the full amount of gain, if any, was recognized. Section 897(h)(1) provides that any distribution by a qualified investment entity (QIE) to a nonresident alien individual, a foreign corporation, or other QIE is, to the extent attributable to gain from sales or exchanges by the QIE of USRPIs, treated as gain recognized by such nonresident alien individual, foreign corporation, or other QIE from the sale or exchange of a USRPI, subject to certain exceptions. Under section 897(h)(4)(A), a QIE includes any real estate investment trust (REIT) and certain regulated investment companies. III. Exception for Qualified Foreign Pension Funds Under Section 897(l) Section 897(l)(1) provides that a qualified pension fund is not treated as a nonresident alien individual or foreign corporation for purposes of section 897. Cf. section 897(a) (subjecting nonresident alien individuals and foreign corporations to tax on gain or loss from the disposition of a USRPI). For this purpose, an entity all the interests of which are held by a qualified foreign pension fund (referred to in this Preamble and the proposed regulations as a ‘‘qualified controlled entity’’) is also treated as a qualified foreign pension fund. Under section 897(l)(2), a qualified foreign pension fund is defined as any trust, corporation, or other organization or arrangement (any one of which is E:\FR\FM\07JNP1.SGM 07JNP1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 110 (Friday, June 7, 2019)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 26601-26605]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-11879]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0453; Product Identifier 2018-NM-028-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM); reopening 
of comment period.

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SUMMARY: We are revising an earlier proposal for certain Bombardier, 
Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This action revises the notice 
of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by adding a requirement to replace the 
lower lock link of the nose landing gear (NLG), which would terminate 
the repetitive inspections proposed in the NPRM. This action also 
reduces the applicability in the NPRM. We are proposing this 
airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these 
products. Since these actions would impose an additional burden over 
those in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the 
public the chance to comment on these changes.

DATES: The comment period for the NPRM published in the Federal 
Register on May 30, 2018 (83 FR 24694), is reopened.
    We must receive comments on this SNPRM by July 22, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this NPRM, contact 
Bombardier, Inc., Q-Series Technical Help Desk, 123 Garratt Boulevard, 
Toronto, Ontario M3K 1Y5, Canada; telephone: 416-375-4000; fax: 416-
375-4539; email: [email protected]; internet: https://www.bombardier.com. You may view this referenced 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.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2018-
0453; 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 SNPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other 
information. The street address for Docket Operations (phone: 800-647-
5527) is listed above. Comments will be available in the AD docket 
shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darren Gassetto, Aerospace Engineer, 
Mechanical Systems and Administrative Services Section, New York ACO 
Branch, FAA, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; 
telephone 516-228-7323; fax 516-794-5531.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed 
under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2018-0453; 
Product Identifier 2018-NM-028-AD'' at the beginning of your comments. 
We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, 
environmental, and energy

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aspects of this SNPRM. We will consider all comments received by the 
closing date and may amend this SNPRM based on those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this SNPRM.

Discussion

    We issued an NPRM to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that 
would apply to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series 
airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on May 30, 2018 
(83 FR 24694). The NPRM was prompted by reports of the NLG locking in a 
partially extended position due to loose bushings on a lock link of the 
NLG locking mechanism. The NPRM proposed to require repetitive 
inspections of the bushings and the lower lock link of the NLG for 
discrepancies, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this 
AD to address excessive free play at the lock link of the NLG locking 
mechanism, and consequent inability to fully retract or deploy the NLG, 
which could result in collapse of the NLG and affect the safe landing 
of the airplane.

Actions Since the NPRM Was Issued

    Since we issued the NPRM, we have determined that to adequately 
address the unsafe condition, it is necessary to require replacement of 
the NLG lower lock link with a new lower lock link having a new 
configuration.
    Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation 
authority for Canada, has issued Canadian AD CF-2018-01R1, dated 
February 4, 2018 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing 
Airworthiness Information, or ``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe 
condition for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series 
airplanes. The MCAI states:

    A landing incident took place whereby the aeroplane's nose 
landing gear (NLG) was locked in a partially-extended position, 
leading to gear collapse upon NLG touch down. The investigation 
revealed that the NLG was locked in this position due to the 
bushings on the lock link of the NLG locking mechanism becoming 
loose. This condition was present due to insufficient interference 
fit which resulted in some bushing outer diameter wear and fretting. 
A dislodged bushing will also cause the bushing sealant to break. 
Broken sealant allows moisture ingress and corrosion that can 
accelerate free play buildup. Excessive free play at the lock link 
can result in the inability to fully retract or deploy the NLG, 
resulting in a risk of NLG collapse on landing.
    Bombardier Inc. has developed an inspection to identify and 
correct this condition. [The original version of this Canadian AD 
required] a repetitive inspection [to detect discrepancies] and 
corrective actions based on the inspection findings.
    Revision 1 of this [Canadian] AD is issued to modify the NLG 
with a lower lock with improved bushing retention and greasing 
provisions. Implementing this modification is a terminating action 
to this [Canadian] AD. The modification has been introduced in 
production, therefore the applicability of this [Canadian] AD has 
been reduced. Clarifications have also been made to the retained 
text of the original version.

    Discrepancies include any signs of migration of the bushings, 
broken or missing edge sealant, diagonal paint cracks on the sealant, 
and paint stripe misalignment. You may examine the MCAI in the AD 
docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for 
and locating Docket No. FAA-2018-0453.

Comments

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

Request To Include Revised Service Information

    Horizon Air asked that Bombardier Service Bulletin 84-32-153, 
Revision A, dated February 27, 2018, be incorporated into the proposed 
AD (in the NPRM). Horizon Air added that a credit paragraph should also 
be included for the original issue of the referenced service 
information.
    We partially agree with the commenter's request. We have revised 
this proposed AD to identify Bombardier Service Bulletin 84-32-153, 
Revision A, dated February 27, 2018, as the appropriate source of 
service information for the inspection specified in paragraph (g) of 
this proposed AD. Revision A merely clarifies certain actions and 
corrects a certain task number, and adds no new work. We have added 
paragraph (j) to this proposed AD to provide credit for actions done 
before the effective date of this AD using the original issue of the 
referenced service information. However, for clarification, we have 
included the correct task number for greasing all drag strut joints, 
which is AMM Task 12-20-01-640-802. Bombardier Service Bulletin 84-32-
153, dated September 22, 2017, specifies AMM Task 12-20-01-640-803, 
which is incorrect. We have redesignated subsequent paragraphs 
accordingly.

Request To Add Terminating Action for Repetitive Inspections

    Horizon Air asked that we include an option for terminating action 
for the repetitive inspections required by paragraph (g) of the 
proposed AD (in the NPRM). Horizon Air stated that Bombardier Service 
Bulletin 84-32-154, Revision A, dated November 21, 2018, includes a 
modification that involves reconfiguration of the lower lock link of 
the NLG by adding new bushings with improved retention and greasing 
provisions.
    We partially agree with the commenter's request. We agree to 
include terminating action for the repetitive inspections, but to 
adequately address the unsafe condition, we have determined that it is 
necessary to mandate this action instead of providing it as an option. 
We have added paragraph (k) of this proposed AD to require the 
modification, which would terminate the repetitive inspections 
specified by paragraph (g) of this proposed AD. We have redesignated 
subsequent paragraphs accordingly.

Request To Include Global Alternative Method of Compliance (AMOC)

    Horizon Air asked that we incorporate Global AMOC AARDG-2018/A02 to 
Canadian AD CF-2018-01 into the FAA proposed AD (in the NPRM). Horizon 
Air stated that this global AMOC provides the initial compliance time 
for lower lock links of the NLG that have been repaired based on flight 
cycles accumulated since repair, instead of total flight cycles 
accumulated. Horizon Air added that justification for this AMOC was 
that repair of the lower lock link in accordance with the applicable 
component maintenance manual yields the same bushing retention 
properties as a new part.
    We agree with the commenter's request. Canadian AD CF-2018-01R1 
added compliance times for a repaired or replaced NLG lower lock link. 
Therefore, we have included paragraph (h) in this proposed AD to allow 
the compliance times to be measured from the time of repair or 
replacement of the existing lower lock link for a repair or replacement 
that was done using a specified method.

Request To Exclude Setup and Closeout Actions

    Horizon Air asked that the job setup and closeout actions specified 
in Bombardier Service Bulletin 84-32-153, Revision A, dated February 
27, 2018, be excluded from the requirements of paragraph (g) of the 
proposed AD (in the NPRM). Horizon Air stated that these

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actions do not directly correct the unsafe condition. Horizon Air added 
that incorporating these actions restricts an operator's ability to 
perform other maintenance in conjunction with incorporation of the 
referenced service information.
    We partially agree with the commenter's request. We agree to remove 
the closeout actions, but to adequately perform the corrective actions 
the job setup actions specified in Bombardier Service Bulletin 84-32-
153, Revision A, dated February 27, 2018, must be included. Paragraph 
3.A., ``Job Set-Up,'' of Bombardier Service Bulletin 84-32-153, 
Revision A, dated February 27, 2018, includes specific airplane 
maintenance manual tasks and instructions that properly establish a 
baseline needed to evaluate excessive play at the lower lock link of 
the NLG locking mechanism, and correctly address the unsafe condition. 
In addition, the operator is directed to paragraph 3.A.(5) of the Job 
Setup section in the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service 
Bulletin 84-32-153, Revision A, dated February 27, 2018, for the 
applicable corrective action. Therefore, we have revised the 
requirements of paragraph (g) accordingly.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Bombardier has issued the following service information:
     Service Bulletin 84-32-153, Revision A, dated February 27, 
2018, which describes procedures for an inspection of the bushings and 
the lower lock link of the NLG for discrepancies. The service 
information also describes procedures for repair or replacement of a 
discrepant lock link.
     Service Bulletin 84-32-154, Revision A, dated November 21, 
2018, which describes procedures for replacement of the existing lower 
lock link with a new configuration lock link.
    This service information is reasonably available because the 
interested parties have access to it through their normal course of 
business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This SNPRM

    This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another 
country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant 
to our bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, we have 
been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service 
information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we 
evaluated all pertinent information and determined an unsafe condition 
exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same 
type design.
    Certain changes described above expand the scope of the NPRM. As a 
result, we have determined that it is necessary to reopen the comment 
period to provide additional opportunity for the public to comment on 
this SNPRM.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 64 airplanes of U.S. 
registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                                Cost on U.S.
         Action                   Labor cost            Parts cost      Cost per product          operators
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Inspection..............  2 work-hours x $85 per                  $0  $170 per inspection   $10,880 per
                           hour = $170 per                             cycle.                inspection cycle.
                           inspection cycle.
Replacement.............  6 work-hours x $85 per               5,923  $6,433..............  $411,712.
                           hour = $510.
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    We have received no definitive data that enables us to provide cost 
estimates for the on-condition actions specified in this proposed AD.

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 proposed 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

    We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not 
have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship 
between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution 
of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify this proposed 
regulation:
    1. Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 
12866;
    2. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; and
    3. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows:

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

0
1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.


Sec.  39.13   [Amended]

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


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Bombardier, Inc.: Docket No. FAA-2018-0453; Product Identifier 2018-
NM-028-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by July 22, 2019.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400, -401, and 
-402 airplanes, certificated in any category, serial numbers 4001 
through 4585 inclusive, and 4587.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 32, Landing 
gear.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports of the nose landing gear (NLG) 
locking in a partially extended position due to loose bushings on a 
lock link of the NLG locking mechanism. We are issuing this AD to 
address excessive free play at the lock link of the NLG locking 
mechanism, and consequent inability to fully retract or deploy the 
NLG, which could result in collapse of the NLG and affect the safe 
landing of the airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Repetitive Inspections and Corrective Actions

    Except as provided by paragraphs (h) and (i) of this AD: Do a 
general visual inspection for the NLG lower lock link part number 
and discrepancies of the bushings and of the lower lock link of the 
NLG locking mechanism, at the applicable time specified in paragraph 
(g)(1) or (g)(2) of this AD, in accordance with paragraphs 3.A. and 
3.B., or 3.A. and 3.D., as applicable, of the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 84-32-153, Revision A, 
dated February 27, 2018. If any discrepancy is found, before further 
flight, repair or replace the NLG lower lock link, as applicable, in 
accordance with paragraphs 3.B. or 3.D, as applicable, of Bombardier 
Service Bulletin 84-32-153, Revision A, dated February 27, 2018. 
Repeat the inspection thereafter at intervals not to exceed 1,600 
flight cycles on any NLG lower lock link.
    (1) For airplanes on which an NLG lower lock link has 
accumulated 7,200 or fewer total flight cycles as of the effective 
date of this AD: Before the accumulation of 8,000 total flight 
cycles on the NLG lower lock link.
    (2) For airplanes on which an NLG lower lock link has 
accumulated more than 7,200 total flight cycles as of the effective 
date of this AD: Within 800 flight cycles on the NLG lower lock link 
after the effective date of this AD.

(h) Inspections After Repair or Replacement of NLG Lower Lock Link

    For airplanes with an NLG lower lock link that is repaired or 
replaced as specified in paragraph (h)(1), (h)(2), (h)(3), or (h)(4) 
of this AD: The next inspection specified by paragraph (g) of this 
AD is required for the NLG lower lock link on the airplane at the 
applicable time specified in figure 1 to paragraph (h) of this AD.
[GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TP07JN19.000

    (1) Repaired as specified in Bombardier Repair Drawing 8/4-32-
0338.
    (2) Repaired as specified in the Goodrich Aerospace Canada Ltd. 
Component Maintenance Manual, Part Number (P/N) 47300, 32-21-03.
    (3) Replaced with a serviceable lock link having P/N 47324-1 
(SCR-093-17-B); or
    (4) Replaced with a new lock link having P/N 47324-1.

(i) Lock Link Excepted From Inspection Requirements

    The inspections specified in this AD are not required for any 
new NLG lower lock link having P/N 47324-3.

(j) Credit for Previous Actions

    This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph 
(g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective 
date of this AD using Bombardier Service Bulletin 84-32-153, dated 
September 22, 2017, provided all drag strut joints were greased, as 
specified in paragraphs 3.B.(1)(h) and 3.D.(1)(c)5 of the 
Accomplishment Instructions of this service information, using AMM 
Task 12-20-01-640-802.

(k) Terminating Action for Repetitive Inspections

    Within 8,000 flight cycles or 48 months on the NLG lower lock 
link after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first: 
Replace the existing NLG lower lock link with a new lower lock link 
having P/N 47324-3, in accordance with paragraphs 3.A. and 3.B. of 
the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 84-
32-154, Revision A, dated November 21, 2018. Replacement of the 
lower lock link on the NLG terminates the repetitive inspections 
required by paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD for that airplane.

(l) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New 
York ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this 
AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In 
accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal 
inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. 
If sending information directly to the manager of the New York ACO 
Branch, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational 
Safety, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, 
Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516-228-7300; fax 516-794-5531. Before 
using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal 
inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the 
local

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flight standards district office/certificate holding district 
office.
    (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD 
to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be 
accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO 
Branch, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or 
Bombardier, Inc.'s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If 
approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized 
signature.

(m) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) Canadian AD CF-2018-01R1, dated February 4, 2018, for related 
information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the internet 
at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket 
No. FAA-2018-0453.
    (2) For more information about this AD, contact Darren Gassetto, 
Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Systems and Administrative Services 
Section, New York ACO Branch, FAA, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, 
Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516-228-7323; fax 516-794-5531.

    Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on May 31, 2019.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-11879 Filed 6-6-19; 8:45 am]
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