Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes, 33915-33916 [2021-13482]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 121 / Monday, June 28, 2021 / Proposed Rules use of the internet and other information technologies to provide increased opportunities for citizen access to Government information and services, and for other purposes. USDA has not identified any relevant Federal rules that duplicate, overlap or conflict with this proposed rule. A small business guide on complying with fruit, vegetable, and specialty crop marketing agreements and orders may be viewed at: http://www.ams.usda.gov/ rules-regulations/moa/small-businesses. Any questions about the compliance guide should be sent to Richard Lower at the previously mentioned address in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. A 30-day comment period is provided to allow interested persons to respond to this proposal. All written comments timely received will be considered before a final determination is made on this matter. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 966 Marketing agreements, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Tomatoes. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, 7 CFR part 966 is proposed to be amended as follows: PART 966—TOMATOES GROWN IN FLORIDA 1. The authority citation for 7 CFR part 966 continues to read as follows: ■ 2. Revise § 966.161 to read as follows: § 966.161 Reapportionment of committee membership. Pursuant to § 966.25, industry membership on the Florida Tomato Committee shall be reapportioned as follows: (a) District 1—five members and their alternates. (b) District 2—five members and their alternates. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Erin Morris, Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2021–13705 Filed 6–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0422; Product Identifier 2018–CE–015–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal. AGENCY: The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) AD 2015– 23–03 for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. The NPRM was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as fatigue cracks on the fin forward pickup plates. Since issuance of the NPRM, the FAA has determined that the actions required by AD 2015–23–03 address the unsafe condition. Accordingly, the NPRM is withdrawn. DATES: As of June 28, 2021, the proposed rule, which published in the Federal Register on June 18, 2018 (83 FR 28171), is withdrawn. ADDRESSES: SUMMARY: Examining the AD Docket Authority: 7 U.S.C. 601–674. ■ DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION You may examine the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018–0422; 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: Mike Kiesov, Aviation Safety Engineer, FAA, General Aviation & Rotorcraft Section, International Validation Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, MO 64106; phone: (816) 329–4144; fax: (816) 329–4090; email: mike.kiesov@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA issued an NPRM that proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 by VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Jun 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 adding an AD that would apply to certain Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on June 18, 2018 (83 FR 28171), and proposed to supersede AD 2015–23–03, Amendment 39–18319 (80 FR 69569, November 10, 2015) (AD 2015–23–03). AD 2015–23–03 requires reducing the torque setting for the fin forward pickup bolt, inspecting the fin forward pickup plates for cracks, and replacing the fin forward pickup plates. The NPRM was based on MCAI originated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of New Zealand. The MCAI states: This [CAA] AD revised to introduce Pacific Aerospace Limited Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) PACSB/XL/068 issue 6, dated 8 January 2018. The changes to the SB are limited to minor editorial changes, and the addition of alternate P/N [part number] hi-lok fasteners due to limited availability of the original P/N. There are no changes to the AD applicability or the requirements. Actions Since the NPRM Was Issued After issuance of the NPRM, the FAA has determined that the actions required by AD 2015–23–03 address the unsafe condition. The new service information is unchanged except for editorial changes and the addition of alternate hilok fasteners. AD 2015–23–03 only requires the procedures in the service information that was incorporated by reference and not the materials. Thus, operators may use the new hi-lok fasteners to comply with AD 2015–23– 03 without an alternative method of compliance. Based on the above information, the FAA has determined that AD action is not warranted and the proposal should be withdrawn. Withdrawal of the NPRM 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. Regulatory Findings Since this action only withdraws an NPRM, it is neither a proposed AD nor a final rule. This action, therefore, is not covered under Executive Order 12866 or the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Withdrawal Accordingly, the notice of proposed rulemaking, which published in the Federal Register on June 18, 2018 (83 FR 28171), is withdrawn. ■ Background Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 33915 E:\FR\FM\28JNP1.SGM 28JNP1 33916 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 121 / Monday, June 28, 2021 / Proposed Rules Issued on June 18, 2021. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–13482 Filed 6–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0214; Project Identifier 2018–CE–064–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Viking Aircraft Limited Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Viking Air Limited Model DHC–3 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI identifies the unsafe condition as fatigue damage of the wing strut lug fitting components and the fuselage to wing strut attachment (tiebar). This proposed AD would require determining service life limits for the wing strut fitting on the main spar and for the tie-bar and following instructions for removal and replacement of affected parts. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: The FAA must receive comments on this proposed AD by August 12, 2021. SUMMARY: 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: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this NPRM, contact Viking Air Limited khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Jun 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 Technical Support, 1959 De Havilland Way, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada, V8L 5V5; phone: (North America) (800) 663–8444; fax: (250) 656–0673; email: technical.support@vikingair.com; website: https://www.vikingair.com/ support/service-bulletins. You may view this service information at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 901 Locust, Kansas City, MO 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021–0214; 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aziz Ahmed, Aviation Safety Engineer, New York ACO Branch, FAA, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; phone: (516) 287–7329; fax: (516) 794–5531; email: aziz.ahmed@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited The FAA invites you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed under ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2021–0214; Project Identifier 2018–CE–064–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the proposal, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. The FAA will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposal because of those comments. Except for Confidential Business Information (CBI) as described in the following paragraph, and other information as described in 14 CFR 11.35, the FAA will post all comments received, without change, to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. The agency will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact received about this NPRM. Confidential Business Information CBI is commercial or financial information that is both customarily and actually treated as private by its owner. Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552), CBI is exempt from public disclosure. If your comments responsive to this NPRM PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 contain commercial or financial information that is customarily treated as private, that you actually treat as private, and that is relevant or responsive to this NPRM, it is important that you clearly designate the submitted comments as CBI. Please mark each page of your submission containing CBI as ‘‘PROPIN.’’ The FAA will treat such marked submissions as confidential under the FOIA, and they will not be placed in the public docket of this NPRM. Submissions containing CBI should be sent to Aziz Ahmed, Aviation Safety Engineer, New York ACO Branch, FAA, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590. Any commentary that the FAA receives which is not specifically designated as CBI will be placed in the public docket for this rulemaking. Background Transport Canada, which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued AD Number CF–2017–29, dated August 24, 2017 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for Viking Air Limited Model DHC–3 airplanes. The MCAI states: It has been determined that the current maintenance program does not adequately address potential fatigue damage of the wing strut lug fitting components or the fuselage to wing strut attachment (Tie Bar). Affected parts must be replaced before specified air time limits are reached to avoid fatigue cracking of the affected parts. Cracking which is not detected may compromise the structural integrity of the wing or the Tie-Bar. Fatigue damage occurs more rapidly on aeroplanes that are operated at higher gross weights. For that reason, the corrective actions of this [Transport Canada] AD must be accomplished sooner for aeroplanes that have been certified for operation at higher gross weights. Fatigue damage also occurs more rapidly on aeroplanes that are operated below 2000 feet above ground level (AGL) over land due to higher and more frequent gust and maneuvering loads. Low level flights over water are not known to produce increased fatigue damage on the DHC–3. For that reason, the corrective actions of this [Transport Canada] AD must be accomplished sooner for aeroplanes that have been operated at low altitudes over land. This condition, if not addressed, could result in cracking and failure of the structural integrity of the wing or the tie-bar. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2020– 0214. E:\FR\FM\28JNP1.SGM 28JNP1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 121 (Monday, June 28, 2021)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 33915-33916]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-13482]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0422; Product Identifier 2018-CE-015-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 
that proposed to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) AD 2015-23-03 
for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. The NPRM was 
prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 
issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and 
correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes 
the unsafe condition as fatigue cracks on the fin forward pickup 
plates. Since issuance of the NPRM, the FAA has determined that the 
actions required by AD 2015-23-03 address the unsafe condition. 
Accordingly, the NPRM is withdrawn.

DATES: As of June 28, 2021, the proposed rule, which published in the 
Federal Register on June 18, 2018 (83 FR 28171), is withdrawn.

ADDRESSES: 

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by 
searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2018-0422; 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: Mike Kiesov, Aviation Safety Engineer, 
FAA, General Aviation & Rotorcraft Section, International Validation 
Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, MO 64106; phone: (816) 329-
4144; fax: (816) 329-4090; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The FAA issued an NPRM that proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 by 
adding an AD that would apply to certain Pacific Aerospace Limited 
Model 750XL airplanes. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register 
on June 18, 2018 (83 FR 28171), and proposed to supersede AD 2015-23-
03, Amendment 39-18319 (80 FR 69569, November 10, 2015) (AD 2015-23-
03). AD 2015-23-03 requires reducing the torque setting for the fin 
forward pickup bolt, inspecting the fin forward pickup plates for 
cracks, and replacing the fin forward pickup plates. The NPRM was based 
on MCAI originated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of New 
Zealand. The MCAI states:

    This [CAA] AD revised to introduce Pacific Aerospace Limited 
Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) PACSB/XL/068 issue 6, dated 8 
January 2018. The changes to the SB are limited to minor editorial 
changes, and the addition of alternate P/N [part number] hi-lok 
fasteners due to limited availability of the original P/N. There are 
no changes to the AD applicability or the requirements.

Actions Since the NPRM Was Issued

    After issuance of the NPRM, the FAA has determined that the actions 
required by AD 2015-23-03 address the unsafe condition. The new service 
information is unchanged except for editorial changes and the addition 
of alternate hi-lok fasteners. AD 2015-23-03 only requires the 
procedures in the service information that was incorporated by 
reference and not the materials. Thus, operators may use the new hi-lok 
fasteners to comply with AD 2015-23-03 without an alternative method of 
compliance. Based on the above information, the FAA has determined that 
AD action is not warranted and the proposal should be withdrawn.
    Withdrawal of the NPRM 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.

Regulatory Findings

    Since this action only withdraws an NPRM, it is neither a proposed 
AD nor a final rule. This action, therefore, is not covered under 
Executive Order 12866 or the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Withdrawal

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Accordingly, the notice of proposed rulemaking, which published in the 
Federal Register on June 18, 2018 (83 FR 28171), is withdrawn.


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    Issued on June 18, 2021.
Lance T. Gant,
Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-13482 Filed 6-25-21; 8:45 am]
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