Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Turboprop Engines, 39829-39831 [2020-14259]

Download as PDF 39829 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 128 Thursday, July 2, 2020 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–2019–0395; Project Identifier 2019–NE–11–AD; Amendment 39– 21151; AD 2020–13–06] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Turboprop Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PW150A model turboprop engines. This AD was prompted by a determination by the manufacturer that certain PW150A engine high-pressure (HP) centrifugal impellers may exhibit a material microstructure anomaly that has a potential to adversely affect the low cycle fatigue characteristics of the part. This AD requires replacement of the affected HP centrifugal impellers. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective August 6, 2020. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of August 6, 2020. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp., 1000 MarieVictorin, Longueuil, Quebec, Canada, J4G 1A1; phone: 800–268–8000; fax: 450–647–2888; internet: https:// www.pwc.ca. You may view this service information at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7759. It is also khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Jul 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 available on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019– 0395. 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– 0395; 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 mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI), any comments received, and other information. The 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: Barbara Caufield, Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7146; fax: 781–238–7199; email: barbara.caufield@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain P&WC PW150A turboprop engines. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on June 24, 2019 (84 FR 29419). The NPRM was prompted by a determination by the manufacturer that certain PW150A engine HP centrifugal impellers may exhibit a material microstructure anomaly that has a potential to adversely affect the low cycle fatigue characteristics of the part. The NPRM proposed to require replacement of the affected HP centrifugal impellers. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued AD CF–2018–12, dated April 27, 2018 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to address the unsafe condition on these products. The MCAI states: Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has determined that certain PW150A engine HP centrifugal impellers, part number (P/N) 3049127–01, may exhibit a material microstructure anomaly which has a PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 potential to adversely affect the low cycle fatigue (LCF) characteristics of the part, resulting in a lower LCF life than currently published in the engine model’s Airworthiness Limitations. The identified discrepancy was related to specific parts having been exposed to inappropriate temperature levels during the manufacturing process. To address the subject potential material microstructure problem, P&WC issued SB 35331 Initial Issue, dated 16 March 2016, and then subsequently Revision 1, dated 3 May 2016, to recommend replacement of specific impeller serial numbers prior to the parts reaching the determined thresholds. Subsequent to the release of the SB, P&WC voluntarily initiated a fleet campaign to achieve this objective. The actions specified by this [TCCA] AD are to ensure that HP centrifugal impellers with this potential material anomaly condition are contained in order to prevent severe engine damage and possible aeroplane damage caused by an impeller failure. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019– 0395. Comments The FAA gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this final rule. The FAA received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion The FAA reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this final rule as proposed except for minor editorial changes. The FAA has determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM for addressing the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 The FAA reviewed P&WC Service Bulletin (SB) PW150–72–35331, Revision No. 1, dated May 3, 2016. The SB describes procedures for the replacement of the affected HP centrifugal impeller. This service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course E:\FR\FM\02JYR1.SGM 02JYR1 39830 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 128 / Thursday, July 2, 2020 / Rules and Regulations of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section. Costs of Compliance The FAA estimates that this AD affects 20 engines installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Replace HP centrifugal impeller ..................... 100 work-hours × $85 per hour = $8,500 ...... 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. The FAA is 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. Regulatory Findings khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 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 this AD: (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. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Jul 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 Parts cost the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2020–13–06 Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.: Amendment 39–21151; Docket No. FAA–2019–0395; Project Identifier 2019–NE–11–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective August 6, 2020. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PW150A model turboprop engines with a high-pressure (HP) centrifugal impeller, part number (P/N) 3049127–01, installed. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) 7230, Turbine Engine Compressor Section. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by a determination by the manufacturer that certain HP centrifugal impellers installed on P&WC PW150A model turboprop engines may exhibit a material microstructure anomaly that has a potential to adversely affect the low cycle fatigue characteristics of the part. The FAA is issuing this AD to prevent failure of a certain HP centrifugal impeller. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in uncontained release of the HP centrifugal impeller, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Required Actions Remove HP centrifugal impeller, P/N 3049127–01, with any serial number (S/N) listed in Table 2 of P&WC Service Bulletin (SB) No. PW150–72–35331, Revision No. 1, PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 $201,921 Cost per product $210,421 Cost on U.S. operators $4,208,420 dated May 3, 2016, prior to accumulating 8,000 flight cycles since new or within 150 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later, and replace with a part eligible for installation. (h) Installation Prohibition After the effective date of this AD, do not install an HP centrifugal impeller, P/N 3049127–01, with any S/N listed in Table 1 or 2 of P&WC SB No. PW150–72–35331, Revision No. 1, dated May 3, 2016, onto any engine. (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, ECO 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 ECO Branch, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (j)(1) of this AD. You may email your request to: ANE-AD-AMOC@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. (j) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Barbara Caufield, Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781– 238–7146; fax: 781–238–7199; email: barbara.caufield@faa.gov. (2) Refer to Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) AD CF–2018–12, dated April 27, 2018, for more information. You may examine the TCCA AD in the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019–0395. (k) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) Service Bulletin PW150–72–35331, Revision No. 1, dated May 3, 2016. (ii) [Reserved] (3) For P&WC service information identified in this AD, contact Pratt & Whitney E:\FR\FM\02JYR1.SGM 02JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 128 / Thursday, July 2, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Canada Corp., 1000 Marie-Victorin, Longueuil, Quebec, Canada, J4G 1A1; phone: 800–268–8000; fax: 450–647–2888; internet: https://www.pwc.ca. (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7759. (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, email: fedreg.legal@nara.gov, or go to: https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. Disclosure by Employee Pension Benefit Plans under ERISA’’ (E-Disclosure Rule), made a number of conforming amendments to affected sections of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). With respect to a cross reference added to 29 CFR 2560.503–1, the numbering of paragraph (j) was incorrectly identified as paragraph (j)(1).1 This document takes the administrative steps required to correct that error in the text of the CFR. This technical correction is a nonsubstantive, ministerial action that affects no legal rights or obligations and imposes no costs. Issued on June 17, 2020. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. The Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), does not require notice and an opportunity for public comment when the agency for good cause finds that notice and public comment are unnecessary, impracticable, or contrary to the public interest. The Department finds good cause for dispensing with public comments because this document merely corrects a cross-reference in the E-Disclosure Rule. This technical correction will become effective on the same date as the E-Disclosure Rule and imposes no new or substantive requirement on the public. As such, the Department has determined that notice and the opportunity for public comment on this final rule are unnecessary. [FR Doc. 2020–14259 Filed 7–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration 29 CFR Part 2560 RIN 1210–AB90 Default Electronic Disclosure by Employee Pension Benefit Plans Under ERISA; Correction Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. ACTION: Final rule; correction. AGENCY: This document corrects an inadvertent error in paragraph numbering in the final rule entitled ‘‘Default Electronic Disclosure by Employee Pension Benefit Plans under ERISA,’’ published in the Federal Register on May 27, 2020 (85 FR 31884). That rule adopted a new safe harbor for plan administrators to use to furnish information to participants and beneficiaries of retirement plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. DATES: Effective July 27, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Davis, Office of Regulations and Interpretations, Employee Benefits Security Administration, (202) 693– 8500. This is not a toll-free number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The final rule the Department of Labor adopted on May 27, 2020, ‘‘Default Electronic khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Jul 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 Administrative Procedure Act Other Procedural Matters This final rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes Executive Orders 12866 (Regulatory Planning and Review) and 13563 (Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review). Because this final rule is not a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866, it therefore is not subject to Executive Order 13771 (Reducing Regulations and Controlling Regulatory Costs). In addition, no analysis is required under the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601(2), or Sections 202 and 205 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, Public Law 104–4, because, as noted in the above discussion regarding applicability of the APA, the Department is not required to engage in notice and comment. This final rule does not have significant Federal implications under Executive Order 13132. This final rule also is not subject to requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501 PO 00000 39831 et seq., because it does not involve a collection of information as defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3). The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., generally provides that the agency promulgating an action must submit a report, including a copy of the action, to each House of Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States before certain actions may take effect. This final rule is administrative and only makes a technical correction in the E-Disclosure Rule. The Department has determined for good cause, as described above, that notice and public procedure are unnecessary and that this technical correction will take effect on July 27, 2020. List of Subjects in 29 CFR Part 2560 Employee benefit plans, Pensions. For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Department amends 29 CFR part 2560 by making the following correcting amendment: PART 2560—RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT 1. The authority citation for part 2560 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 29 U.S.C. 1132, 1135, and Secretary of Labor’s Order 1–2011, 77 FR 1088 (Jan. 9, 2012). Section 2560.503–1 also issued under 29 U.S.C. 1133. Section 2560.502c–7 also issued under 29 U.S.C. 1132(c)(7). Section 2560.502c–4 also issued under 29 U.S.C. 1132(c)(4). Section 2560.502c–8 also issued under 29 U.S.C. 1132(c)(8). 2. Amend § 2560.503–1 by revising the second sentence of paragraph (j) introductory text to read as follows: ■ § 2560.503–1 Claims procedure. * * * * * (j) * * * Any electronic notification shall comply with the standards imposed by 29 CFR 2520.104b– 1(c)(1)(i), (iii), and (iv), or with the standards imposed by 29 CFR 2520.104b–31 (for pension benefit plans). * * * * * * * * Signed at Washington, DC, June 12, 2020. Jeanne Wilson, Acting Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2020–13084 Filed 7–1–20; 8:45 am] 1 85 FR 31884, 31924 (May 27, 2020). Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 BILLING CODE 4510–29–P E:\FR\FM\02JYR1.SGM 02JYR1

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Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 128 / Thursday, July 2, 2020 / Rules 
and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2019-0395; Project Identifier 2019-NE-11-AD; Amendment 
39-21151; AD 2020-13-06]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Turboprop 
Engines

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
certain Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PW150A model turboprop 
engines. This AD was prompted by a determination by the manufacturer 
that certain PW150A engine high-pressure (HP) centrifugal impellers may 
exhibit a material microstructure anomaly that has a potential to 
adversely affect the low cycle fatigue characteristics of the part. 
This AD requires replacement of the affected HP centrifugal impellers. 
The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these 
products.

DATES: This AD is effective August 6, 2020.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of August 6, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
contact Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp., 1000 Marie-Victorin, Longueuil, 
Quebec, Canada, J4G 1A1; phone: 800-268-8000; fax: 450-647-2888; 
internet: https://www.pwc.ca. You may view this service information at 
the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 
1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the 
availability of this material at the FAA, call 781-238-7759. It is also 
available on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching 
for and locating Docket No. FAA-2019-0395.

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-
0395; 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 mandatory continuing airworthiness information 
(MCAI), any comments received, and other information. The 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: Barbara Caufield, Aerospace Engineer, 
ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 
781-238-7146; fax: 781-238-7199; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 
CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain P&WC PW150A 
turboprop engines. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on June 
24, 2019 (84 FR 29419). The NPRM was prompted by a determination by the 
manufacturer that certain PW150A engine HP centrifugal impellers may 
exhibit a material microstructure anomaly that has a potential to 
adversely affect the low cycle fatigue characteristics of the part. The 
NPRM proposed to require replacement of the affected HP centrifugal 
impellers. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition 
on these products.
    Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation 
authority for Canada, has issued AD CF-2018-12, dated April 27, 2018 
(referred to after this as ``the MCAI''), to address the unsafe 
condition on these products. The MCAI states:

    Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has determined that certain PW150A 
engine HP centrifugal impellers, part number (P/N) 3049127-01, may 
exhibit a material microstructure anomaly which has a potential to 
adversely affect the low cycle fatigue (LCF) characteristics of the 
part, resulting in a lower LCF life than currently published in the 
engine model's Airworthiness Limitations. The identified discrepancy 
was related to specific parts having been exposed to inappropriate 
temperature levels during the manufacturing process.
    To address the subject potential material microstructure 
problem, P&WC issued SB 35331 Initial Issue, dated 16 March 2016, 
and then subsequently Revision 1, dated 3 May 2016, to recommend 
replacement of specific impeller serial numbers prior to the parts 
reaching the determined thresholds. Subsequent to the release of the 
SB, P&WC voluntarily initiated a fleet campaign to achieve this 
objective.
    The actions specified by this [TCCA] AD are to ensure that HP 
centrifugal impellers with this potential material anomaly condition 
are contained in order to prevent severe engine damage and possible 
aeroplane damage caused by an impeller failure.

    You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD 
docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for 
and locating Docket No. FAA-2019-0395.

Comments

    The FAA gave the public the opportunity to participate in 
developing this final rule. The FAA received no comments on the NPRM or 
on the determination of the cost to the public.

Conclusion

    The FAA reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety 
and the public interest require adopting this final rule as proposed 
except for minor editorial changes. The FAA has determined that these 
minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM for addressing the unsafe condition; and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    The FAA reviewed P&WC Service Bulletin (SB) PW150-72-35331, 
Revision No. 1, dated May 3, 2016. The SB describes procedures for the 
replacement of the affected HP centrifugal impeller. This service 
information is reasonably available because the interested parties have 
access to it through their normal course

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of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section.

Costs of Compliance

    The FAA estimates that this AD affects 20 engines installed on 
airplanes of U.S. registry.
    The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                     Cost per      Cost on U.S.
                Action                         Labor cost           Parts cost        product        operators
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Replace HP centrifugal impeller.......  100 work-hours x $85 per        $201,921        $210,421      $4,208,420
                                         hour = $8,500.
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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.
    The FAA is 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.

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 this AD:
    (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.

Adoption of the Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13   [Amended]

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

2020-13-06 Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.: Amendment 39-21151; Docket 
No. FAA-2019-0395; Project Identifier 2019-NE-11-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective August 6, 2020.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PW150A 
model turboprop engines with a high-pressure (HP) centrifugal 
impeller, part number (P/N) 3049127-01, installed.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) 7230, Turbine Engine 
Compressor Section.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by a determination by the manufacturer that 
certain HP centrifugal impellers installed on P&WC PW150A model 
turboprop engines may exhibit a material microstructure anomaly that 
has a potential to adversely affect the low cycle fatigue 
characteristics of the part. The FAA is issuing this AD to prevent 
failure of a certain HP centrifugal impeller. The unsafe condition, 
if not addressed, could result in uncontained release of the HP 
centrifugal impeller, damage to the engine, and damage to the 
airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Required Actions

    Remove HP centrifugal impeller, P/N 3049127-01, with any serial 
number (S/N) listed in Table 2 of P&WC Service Bulletin (SB) No. 
PW150-72-35331, Revision No. 1, dated May 3, 2016, prior to 
accumulating 8,000 flight cycles since new or within 150 flight 
cycles after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later, 
and replace with a part eligible for installation.

(h) Installation Prohibition

    After the effective date of this AD, do not install an HP 
centrifugal impeller, P/N 3049127-01, with any S/N listed in Table 1 
or 2 of P&WC SB No. PW150-72-35331, Revision No. 1, dated May 3, 
2016, onto any engine.

(i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, ECO 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 
ECO Branch, send it to the attention of the person identified in 
paragraph (j)(1) of this AD. You may email your request to: [email protected].
    (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate 
principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager 
of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding 
district office.

(j) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Barbara 
Caufield, Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, 
Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238-7146; fax: 781-238-7199; email: 
[email protected].
    (2) Refer to Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) AD CF-2018-
12, dated April 27, 2018, for more information. You may examine the 
TCCA AD in the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-
2019-0395.

(k) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed 
in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) Service Bulletin PW150-
72-35331, Revision No. 1, dated May 3, 2016.
    (ii) [Reserved]
    (3) For P&WC service information identified in this AD, contact 
Pratt & Whitney

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Canada Corp., 1000 Marie-Victorin, Longueuil, Quebec, Canada, J4G 
1A1; phone: 800-268-8000; fax: 450-647-2888; internet: https://www.pwc.ca.
    (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Airworthiness 
Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 1200 District Avenue, 
Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the availability of this 
material at the FAA, call 781-238-7759.
    (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, email: [email protected], or go to: https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued on June 17, 2020.
Lance T. Gant,
Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-14259 Filed 7-1-20; 8:45 am]
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