Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes, 34655-34656 [2020-12226]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 110 / Monday, June 8, 2020 / Proposed Rules F. General Notice of Public Rulemaking * This proposed rule reflects recommendations submitted by the NOSB to the Secretary to add three substances to the National List. A 60day period for interested persons to comment on this rule is provided. (d) Collagen gel casing. * * * * FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2020–11840 Filed 6–5–20; 8:45 am] Administrative practice and procedure, Agricultural commodities, Agriculture, Animals, Archives and records, Fees, Imports, Labeling, Organically produced products, Plants, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Seals and insignia, Soil conservation. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, 7 CFR part 205 is proposed to be amended as follows: 1. The authority citation for 7 CFR part 205 continues to read as follows: 2. Amend § 205.603 by redesignating paragraphs (b)(8) through (11) as paragraphs (b)(9) through (12) and adding new paragraph (b)(8) to read as follows: ■ § 205.603 Synthetic substances allowed for use in organic livestock production. * * * * * (b) * * * (8) Oxalic acid dihydrate—for use as a pesticide solely for apiculture. * * * * * ■ 3. Amend § 205.605 in paragraph (a) by adding, in alphabetical order an entry for ‘‘Pullulan’’ to read as follows: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS § 205.605 Nonagricultural (nonorganic) substances allowed as ingredients in or on processed products labeled as ‘‘organic’’ or ‘‘made with organic (specified ingredients or food group(s)).’’ (a) * * * Pullulan—for use only in tablets and capsules for dietary supplements labeled ‘‘made with organic (specified ingredients or food group(s)).’’ * * * * * ■ 4. Amend § 205.606 by redesignating paragraphs (d) through (w) as paragraphs (e) through (x) and adding new paragraph (d) to read as follows: § 205.606 Nonorganically produced agricultural products allowed as ingredients in or on processed products labeled as ‘‘organic.’’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 * 16:34 Jun 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0484; Product Identifier 2019–NM–065–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes The FAA is withdrawing a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) that proposed to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) that would have applied to all Airbus SAS Model A330–200, A330– 200 Freighter, A330–300, A340–200, A340–300, A340–500, and A340–600 series airplanes. The SNPRM would have required repetitive tests of affected free fall actuators (FFAs), and replacement of any affected FFA that fails a test with a serviceable FFA; as specified in European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2019–0164, dated July 11, 2019 (‘‘EASA AD 2019– 0164’’). Since issuance of the SNPRM, the FAA has determined that the SNPRM does not adequately address the identified unsafe condition. Accordingly, the SNPRM is withdrawn. DATES: As of June 8, 2020, the proposed rule, which was published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2020 (85 FR 3279), is withdrawn. ADDRESSES: SUMMARY: Authority: 7 U.S.C. 6501–6522. * Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal. ■ * DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AGENCY: PART 205—NATIONAL ORGANIC PROGRAM * Vladimir Ulyanov, Aerospace Engineer, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; phone and fax: 206–231–3229. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 3410–02–P List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 205 * 34655 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–2019– 0484; 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 AD action, any comments received, and other information. The street address for Docket Operations is U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Discussion The FAA issued an SNPRM that proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would have applied to the specified products. The SNPRM was published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2020 (85 FR 3279). The SNPRM was prompted by a report that an airplane failed to extend its nose landing gear (NLG) using the free fall method, due to loss of the green hydraulic system. The SNPRM proposed to require repetitive tests of affected FFAs, and replacement of any affected FFA that fails a test with a serviceable FFA; as specified in EASA AD 2019– 0164, dated July 11, 2019 (‘‘EASA AD 2019–0164’’). Actions Since the SNPRM Was Issued Since issuance of the SNPRM, EASA AD 2019–0164 has been replaced by EASA AD 2020–0076, dated March 30, 2020 (‘‘EASA AD 2020–0076’’), and the FAA has determined that the SNPRM does not adequately address the unsafe condition. In light of these changes, the FAA is considering further rulemaking. Withdrawal of the SNPRM constitutes only such action and does not preclude the FAA from further rulemaking on this issue, nor does it commit the FAA to any course of action in the future. FAA’s Conclusions Upon further consideration, the FAA has determined that the SNPRM does not adequately address the identified unsafe condition. Accordingly, the SNPRM is withdrawn. Regulatory Findings Since this action only withdraws an SNPRM, it is neither a proposed nor a final rule. This action therefore is not covered under Executive Order 12866, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, or DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979). List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Withdrawal Accordingly, the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking, Docket No. FAA–2019–0484, which was published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2020 (85 FR 3279), is withdrawn. E:\FR\FM\08JNP1.SGM 08JNP1 34656 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 110 / Monday, June 8, 2020 / Proposed Rules Issued on June 1, 2020. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2020–12226 Filed 6–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0464; Product Identifier 2020–NM–040–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017–18–17, which applies to all Airbus SAS Model A300 B4–603, A300 B4–620, A300 B4–622, A300 B4–605R, A300 B4– 622R, A300 F4–605R, A300 F4–622R, and A300 C4–605R Variant F airplanes. AD 2017–18–17 requires modifying certain fuselage frames and a repair on certain modified airplanes. Since AD 2017–18–17 was issued, the FAA has determined that, for certain airplanes, a rotating probe inspection must be performed prior to oversizing of the open-holes, and consequently more work is necessary for airplanes that have previously been modified. This proposed AD would continue to require the actions in AD 2017–18–17. This proposed AD would also require, for certain airplanes, an inspection to determine if rotating probe inspections were performed prior to oversizing of the open-holes, and repair if necessary, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. Comments Invited The FAA must receive comments on this proposed AD by July 23, 2020. 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 The FAA invites 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–2020–0464; Product Identifier 2020–NM–040–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. The FAA specifically invites comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this NPRM. The FAA will consider all comments received by the closing date SUMMARY: DATES: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS 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 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For the material identified in this proposed AD that will be incorporated by reference (IBR), contact the EASA, Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3, 50668 Cologne, Germany; phone: +49 221 89990 1000; email: ADs@ easa.europa.eu; internet: www.easa.europa.eu. You may find this IBR material on the EASA website at https://ad.easa.europa.eu. You may view this IBR material at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety 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 in the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2020– 0464. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Jun 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 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–2020– 0464; 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 NPRM, any comments received, and other information. The street address for Docket Operations is listed above. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Rodina, Aerospace Engineer, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; phone and fax: 206–231–3225; email: dan.rodina@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 and may amend this NPRM based on those comments. The FAA will post all comments received, without change, to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. The FAA will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact received about this NPRM. Discussion The FAA issued AD 2017–18–17, Amendment 39–19026 (82 FR 43160, September 14, 2017) (‘‘AD 2017–18– 17’’), which applies to all Airbus SAS Model A300 B4–603, A300 B4–620, A300 B4–622, A300 B4–605R, A300 B4– 622R, A300 F4–605R, A300 F4–622R, and A300 C4–605R Variant F airplanes. AD 2017–18–17 requires modifying certain fuselage frames and a repair on certain modified airplanes. The FAA issued AD 2017–18–17 to address cracking of the center section of the fuselage, which could result in a ruptured frame foot and reduced structural integrity of the airplane. Actions Since AD 2017–18–17 Was Issued Since AD 2017–18–17 was issued, the FAA has determined that, for certain airplanes, a rotating probe inspection must be performed prior to oversizing of the open-holes, and consequently more work is necessary for airplanes that have previously been modified. The EASA, which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA AD 2020–0051, dated March 11, 2020 (‘‘EASA AD 2020–0051’’) (also referred to as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for all Airbus SAS Model A300 B4–603, A300 B4–620, A300 B4–622, A300 B4– 605R, A300 B4–622R, A300 F4–605R, A300 F4–622R, A300C4–620, and A300 C4–605R Variant F airplanes. EASA AD 2020–0051 supersedes EASA AD 2016– 0249, dated December 14, 2016; corrected January 10, 2017 (which corresponds to FAA AD 2017–18–17). Model A300C4–620 airplanes are not certificated by the FAA and are not included on the U.S. type certificate data sheet; this AD therefore does not include those airplanes in the applicability. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that the material used to manufacture the upper frame feet was changed and negatively affected the fatigue life of the frame feet, and a determination that more work is required for certain airplanes that were previously modified. The FAA is proposing this AD to address cracking of E:\FR\FM\08JNP1.SGM 08JNP1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 110 (Monday, June 8, 2020)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 34655-34656]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-12226]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2019-0484; Product Identifier 2019-NM-065-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is withdrawing a supplemental notice of proposed 
rulemaking (SNPRM) that proposed to adopt a new airworthiness directive 
(AD) that would have applied to all Airbus SAS Model A330-200, A330-200 
Freighter, A330-300, A340-200, A340-300, A340-500, and A340-600 series 
airplanes. The SNPRM would have required repetitive tests of affected 
free fall actuators (FFAs), and replacement of any affected FFA that 
fails a test with a serviceable FFA; as specified in European Union 
Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2019-0164, dated July 11, 2019 (``EASA 
AD 2019-0164''). Since issuance of the SNPRM, the FAA has determined 
that the SNPRM does not adequately address the identified unsafe 
condition. Accordingly, the SNPRM is withdrawn.

DATES: As of June 8, 2020, the proposed rule, which was published in 
the Federal Register on January 21, 2020 (85 FR 3279), is withdrawn.

ADDRESSES: 

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-2019-
0484; 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 AD action, any comments received, and other information. The 
street address for Docket Operations is 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: Vladimir Ulyanov, Aerospace Engineer, 
Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA, 2200 
South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; phone and fax: 206-231-3229.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    The FAA issued an SNPRM that proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 by 
adding an AD that would have applied to the specified products. The 
SNPRM was published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2020 (85 FR 
3279). The SNPRM was prompted by a report that an airplane failed to 
extend its nose landing gear (NLG) using the free fall method, due to 
loss of the green hydraulic system. The SNPRM proposed to require 
repetitive tests of affected FFAs, and replacement of any affected FFA 
that fails a test with a serviceable FFA; as specified in EASA AD 2019-
0164, dated July 11, 2019 (``EASA AD 2019-0164'').

Actions Since the SNPRM Was Issued

    Since issuance of the SNPRM, EASA AD 2019-0164 has been replaced by 
EASA AD 2020-0076, dated March 30, 2020 (``EASA AD 2020-0076''), and 
the FAA has determined that the SNPRM does not adequately address the 
unsafe condition. In light of these changes, the FAA is considering 
further rulemaking.
    Withdrawal of the SNPRM constitutes only such action and does not 
preclude the FAA from further rulemaking on this issue, nor does it 
commit the FAA to any course of action in the future.

FAA's Conclusions

    Upon further consideration, the FAA has determined that the SNPRM 
does not adequately address the identified unsafe condition. 
Accordingly, the SNPRM is withdrawn.

Regulatory Findings

    Since this action only withdraws an SNPRM, it is neither a proposed 
nor a final rule. This action therefore is not covered under Executive 
Order 12866, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, or DOT Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979).

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Withdrawal

    Accordingly, the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking, Docket 
No. FAA-2019-0484, which was published in the Federal Register on 
January 21, 2020 (85 FR 3279), is withdrawn.


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    Issued on June 1, 2020.
Lance T. Gant,
Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-12226 Filed 6-5-20; 8:45 am]
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