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41 / Friday, February 29, 2008 / Proposed Rules 11067

www.Regulations.gov. Comments may provided in the direct final rule in this Airworthiness Directive (AD) F–2004–159 for
be submitted by e-mail to issue of the Federal Register. A300–600 aircraft [which corresponds to
Mike.Soboroff@hq.doe.gov. Comments FAA AD 2005–23–08]. This AD is published
List of Subjects * * * in order to control or correct the
may be mailed to: Mike Soboroff, U.S. development of cracks, which could affect
Department of Energy, Office of 10 CFR Part 216 the structural integrity of the aircraft.
Electricity and Energy Assurance, OE– Energy, Government contracts,
30, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., The proposed AD would require actions
Reporting and recordkeeping that are intended to address the unsafe
Washington, DC 20585. Comments by requirements, Strategic and critical
e-mail are encouraged. condition described in the MCAI.
materials. DATES: We must receive comments on
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mike Soboroff at (202) 586–4936 or via 48 CFR Part 911 this proposed AD by March 31, 2008.
e-mail at Mike.Soboroff@hq.doe.gov. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by
Government procurement.
any of the following methods:
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This
48 CFR Part 952 • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to
NOPR proposes to amend DOE http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the
regulations at 10 CFR part 216, which Government procurement, Reporting
and recordkeeping requirements. instructions for submitting comments.
implement DOE’s delegated authority • Fax: (202) 493–2251.
under section 101(c) of the DPA. Section Issued in Washington, DC on February 20, • Mail: U.S. Department of
101(c) provides authority to require the 2008. Transportation, Docket Operations, M–
allocation of, or priority performance Edward R. Simpson, 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room
under contracts or orders relating to, Director, Office of Procurement and W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
materials and equipment, services, or Assistance Management, Department of Washington, DC 20590.
facilities, in order to maximize domestic Energy. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of
energy supplies, if DOE and the William N. Bryan, Transportation, Docket Operations, M–
Department of Commerce make certain Deputy Assistant Secretary, Infrastructure 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room
findings. The NOPR would make a Security and Energy Restoration, Department W12–40, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
number of technical changes to part 216 of Energy. Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and
regulations to reflect a 1991 David O. Boyd, 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except
amendment, which broadens the scope Director, Office of Acquisition and Supply Federal holidays.
of authority in section 101(c), and Management, National Nuclear Security
Executive Order 12919, (June 3, 1994). Examining the AD Docket
Administration.
The NOPR also proposes conforming [FR Doc. E8–3776 Filed 2–28–08; 8:45 am] You may examine the AD docket on
changes in the Department of Energy BILLING CODE 6450–01–P
the Internet at http://
Acquisition Regulation at 48 CFR parts www.regulations.gov; or in person at the
911 and 952. Docket Operations office between 9 a.m.
Today, DOE is also publishing, and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday,
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
elsewhere in this issue of the Federal except Federal holidays. The AD docket
Register, a direct final rule that makes Federal Aviation Administration contains this proposed AD, the
changes to the DOE regulations regulatory evaluation, any comments
regarding materials allocation and 14 CFR Part 39 received, and other information. The
priority performance under contracts or street address for the Docket Operations
orders to maximize domestic energy [Docket No. FAA–2008–0222; Directorate office (telephone (800) 647–5527) is in
Identifier 2007–NM–300–AD] the ADDRESSES section. Comments will
supplies. The amendments in the direct
final rule are identical to the RIN 2120–AA64 be available in the AD docket shortly
amendments that are being proposed in after receipt.
this NOPR. As explained in the Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom
preamble of the direct final rule, DOE A300 and A300–600 Series Airplanes Stafford, Aerospace Engineer,
considers these amendments to be non- AGENCY: Federal Aviation International Branch, ANM–116,
controversial and unlikely to generate Administration (FAA), DOT. Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA,
any significant adverse comments. If no 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton,
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking
significant adverse comments are Washington 98057–3356; telephone
(NPRM).
received by DOE on the amendments, (425) 227–1622; fax (425) 227–1149.
the direct final rule will become SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
effective on the date specified in that airworthiness directive (AD) for the
rule, and there will be no further action Comments Invited
products listed above. This proposed
on this proposal. If significant adverse AD results from mandatory continuing We invite you to send any written
comments are timely received on the airworthiness information (MCAI) relevant data, views, or arguments about
direct final rule, the direct final rule originated by an aviation authority of this proposed AD. Send your comments
will be withdrawn. The public another country to identify and correct to an address listed under the
comments will then be addressed in a an unsafe condition on an aviation ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No.
subsequent final rule based on the rule product. The MCAI describes the unsafe FAA–2008–0222; Directorate Identifier
proposed in this NOPR. Because DOE condition as: 2007–NM–300–AD’’ at the beginning of
your comments. We specifically invite
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will not institute a second comment


Due to several crack findings in the area of comments on the overall regulatory,
period on this proposed rule, any party
wing centre box lower aft corner at FR47, this
interested in commenting should do so area of structure has been subjected to
economic, environmental, and energy
during this comment period. accomplishment of several inspection aspects of this proposed AD. We will
For further supplemental information, Service Bulletins rendered mandatory in consider all comments received by the
the detailed rationale, and the rule accordance with Airworthiness Limitation closing date and may amend this
amendment, see the information Items requirement for A300 aircraft and proposed AD based on those comments.

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We will post all comments we A300–53–0383, dated January 11, 2007; General requirements.’’ Under that
receive, without change, to http:// and A300–57–6102, dated January 12, section, Congress charges the FAA with
www.regulations.gov, including any 2007. The actions described in this promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in
personal information you provide. We service information are intended to air commerce by prescribing regulations
will also post a report summarizing each correct the unsafe condition identified for practices, methods, and procedures
substantive verbal contact we receive in the MCAI. the Administrator finds necessary for
about this proposed AD. safety in air commerce. This regulation
FAA’s Determination and Requirements
is within the scope of that authority
Discussion of This Proposed AD
because it addresses an unsafe condition
The European Aviation Safety Agency This product has been approved by that is likely to exist or develop on
(EASA), which is the Technical Agent the aviation authority of another products identified in this rulemaking
for the Member States of the European country, and is approved for operation action.
Community, has issued EASA in the United States. Pursuant to our
Airworthiness Directive 2007–0150, bilateral agreement with the State of Regulatory Findings
dated May 22, 2007 [corrected May 23, Design Authority, we have been notified We determined that this proposed AD
2007] (referred to after this as ‘‘the of the unsafe condition described in the would not have federalism implications
MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition MCAI and service information under Executive Order 13132. This
for the specified products. The MCAI referenced above. We are proposing this proposed AD would not have a
states: AD because we evaluated all pertinent substantial direct effect on the States, on
Due to several crack findings in the area of information and determined an unsafe the relationship between the national
wing centre box lower aft corner at FR47, this condition exists and is likely to exist or Government and the States, or on the
area of structure has been subjected to develop on other products of the same distribution of power and
accomplishment of several inspection type design. responsibilities among the various
Service Bulletins [SBs] rendered mandatory levels of government.
in accordance with Airworthiness Limitation Differences Between This AD and the
For the reasons discussed above, I
Items requirement for A300 aircraft and MCAI or Service Information
certify this proposed regulation:
Airworthiness Directive (AD) F–2004–159 for We have reviewed the MCAI and
A300–600 aircraft [which corresponds to
1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory
related service information and, in action’’ under Executive Order 12866;
FAA AD 2005–23–08]. This AD is published
in order to render mandatory inspection general, agree with their substance. But 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the
subsequent to accomplishment of repair SB we might have found it necessary to use DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures
A300–53–0282 or A300[–53]–0291 or A300– different words from those in the MCAI (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and
57–6069 in the affected area. The SB A300– to ensure the AD is clear for U.S. 3. Will not have a significant
53–0381, A300–53–0383 and A300–57–6102 operators and is enforceable. In making economic impact, positive or negative,
define the various configurations for the these changes, we do not intend to differ on a substantial number of small entities
mandatory [repetitive] inspections to be substantively from the information under the criteria of the Regulatory
conducted in order to control or correct the
provided in the MCAI and related Flexibility Act.
development of cracks [in the center wing
box at FR47], which could affect the service information. We prepared a regulatory evaluation
structural integrity of the aircraft. We might also have proposed of the estimated costs to comply with
different actions in this AD from those this proposed AD and placed it in the
The inspections include x-ray, high in the MCAI in order to follow FAA AD docket.
frequency eddy current, visual, and policies. Any such differences are
ultrasonic inspections. Corrective highlighted in a NOTE within the List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39
actions include contacting Airbus if any proposed AD. Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation
cracking is found, repairing if any safety, Safety.
cracking is found, and doing other Costs of Compliance
specified actions. The other specified Based on the service information, we The Proposed Amendment
actions include contacting Airbus for estimate that this proposed AD would Accordingly, under the authority
oversizing fastener holes, oversizing affect about 107 products of U.S. delegated to me by the Administrator,
fastener holes, installing new fasteners, registry. We also estimate that it would the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part
and installing new plugs. take about 22 work-hours per product to 39 as follows:
The initial compliance times range comply with the basic requirements of
from 10,800 flight hours or 23,300 flight this proposed AD. The average labor PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS
cycles, whichever occurs first, to 30,200 rate is $80 per work-hour. Based on DIRECTIVES
flight hours or 33,500 flight cycles, these figures, we estimate the cost of the 1. The authority citation for part 39
whichever occurs first, after doing the proposed AD on U.S. operators to be continues to read as follows:
repair, depending on the airplane $188,320, or $1,760 per product.
configuration and inspection area. The Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.
Authority for This Rulemaking
repetitive intervals range from 500 flight § 39.13 [Amended]
cycles or 1,100 flight cycles, whichever Title 49 of the United States Code
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding
occurs first, to 45,500 flight cycles or
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, the following new AD:
61,500 flight hours, whichever occurs
first, depending on the airplane section 106, describes the authority of Airbus: Docket No. FAA–2008–0222;
Directorate Identifier 2007–NM–300–AD.
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configuration and inspection area. You the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII:
may obtain further information by Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more Comments Due Date
examining the MCAI in the AD docket. detail the scope of the Agency’s (a) We must receive comments by March
authority. 31, 2008.
Relevant Service Information We are issuing this rulemaking under
Airbus has issued Service Bulletins the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII, Affected ADs
A300–53–0381, dated January 15, 2007; Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: (b) None.

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Applicability position), center wing box lower panel, and FAA AD Differences
(c) This AD applies to Airbus Model A300 reinforced parts (internal angle, lower
Note: This AD differs from the MCAI and/
and A300–600 series airplanes, certificated in external splice and external fitting).
or service information as follows: The MCAI
any category, as listed in paragraphs (c)(1),
and service bulletin did not provide adequate
(c)(2), and (c)(3) of this AD. TABLE 1.—AIRBUS SERVICE BULLETINS descriptions for certain compliance times.
(1) Airbus Model A300 B2–1C, B2–203 and
B2K–3C models, all serial numbers that have We have clarified the compliance times in
Service Bulletin Date
been repaired in accordance with Airbus paragraphs (f)(1)(i), (f)(1)(ii), (f)(1)(iii),
Service Bulletin A300–53–0282. A300–53–0381 ............. January 15, 2007. (f)(1)(iv), and (f)(1)(v) of this AD.
(2) Airbus Model A300 B4–103, B4–203, A300–53–0383 ............. January 11, 2007.
and B4–2C, all serial numbers that have been Other FAA AD Provisions
A300–57–6102 ............. January 12, 2007.
repaired in accordance with Airbus Service (g) The following provisions also apply to
Bulletin A300–53–0291. this AD:
(i) Where the tables in 1.E. Compliance of
(3) Airbus Model A300 B4–601, B4–603,
the service bulletins listed in Table 1 of this (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance
B4–605R, B4–620, B4–622, B4–622R, C4–
AD contain compliance times in both flight (AMOCs): The Manager, International
605R Variant F, and F4–605R models, all
serial numbers that have been repaired in cycles and flight hours, this AD requires that Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane
accordance with Airbus Service Bulletin the corresponding actions be done at the Directorate, FAA, has the authority to
A300–57–6069. earlier of the flight cycle and flight hour approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested
compliance times. using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.
Subject (ii) Where any table in 1.E. Compliance of Send information to ATTN: Tom Stafford,
(d) Air Transport Association (ATA) of the service bulletins listed in Table 1 of this Aerospace Engineer, International Branch,
America Codes 53 and 57: Fuselage and AD specifies measurements for LA and LB ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate,
Wings. and the table does not list the unit of
FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton,
measurements, the unit of measurement is
Reason Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425)
millimeters (mm).
(e) The mandatory continuing 227–1622; fax (425) 227–1149. Before using
(iii) Where any table in 1.E. Compliance of
airworthiness information (MCAI) states: the service bulletins listed in Table 1 of this any approved AMOC on any airplane to
Due to several crack findings in the area of AD specifies exact measurements in the rows which the AMOC applies, notify your
wing centre box lower aft corner at FR47, this of the table for LA, use the ranges specified appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the
area of structure has been subjected to in Table 2 of this AD. FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO),
accomplishment of several inspection or lacking a PI, your local FSDO.
Service Bulletins [SBs] rendered mandatory (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement
in accordance with Airworthiness Limitation TABLE 2.—RANGES FOR LA
in this AD to obtain corrective actions from
Items requirement for A300 aircraft and
Airworthiness Directive (AD) F–2004–159 for Where row of the a manufacturer or other source, use these
Use— actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective
A300–600 aircraft [which corresponds to table specifies—
FAA AD 2005–23–08]. This AD is published actions are considered FAA-approved if they
in order to render mandatory an inspection LA = 0 ....................... LA = 0 are approved by the State of Design Authority
subsequent to accomplishment of repair SB LA = 10 ..................... 0 <LA ≤10mm (or their delegated agent). You are required
A300–53–0282 or A300[–53]–0291 or A300– LA = 15 ..................... 10mm <LA ≤15mm to assure the product is airworthy before it
57–6069 in the affected area. The SB A300– LA = 20 ..................... 15mm <LA ≤20mm is returned to service.
53–0381, A300–53–0383 and A300–57–6102 (3) Reporting Requirements: For any
define the various configurations for the (iv) Where in 1.E. Compliance of the reporting requirement in this AD, under the
mandatory [repetitive] inspections to be service bulletins listed in Table 1 of this AD
provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act,
conducted in order to control or correct the the service bulletins specify a compliance
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
development of cracks [in the center wing time after receipt of the service bulletin, this
box at FR47], which could affect the has approved the information collection
AD requires compliance within the specified
structural integrity of the aircraft. compliance time after the effective date of requirements and has assigned OMB Control
The inspections include x-ray, high this AD. Number 2120–0056.
frequency eddy current, visual, and (v) Where any table in 1.E. Compliance of Related Information
ultrasonic inspections. Corrective actions the service bulletins listed in Table 1 of this
include contacting Airbus if any cracking is AD specifies measurements of LA >40mm, (h) Refer to MCAI EASA Airworthiness
found, repairing if any cracking is found, and this AD requires that the corresponding Directive 2007–0150, dated May 22, 2007
doing other specified actions. The other action be done if LA ≥ to 40mm. [corrected May 23, 2007], and the Airbus
specified actions include contacting Airbus (2) If any crack is detected during any Service Bulletins listed in Table 1 of this AD,
for oversizing fastener holes, oversizing inspection required by paragraph (f)(1) of this for related information.
fastener holes, installing new fasteners, and AD, before further flight, contact Airbus and Issued in Renton, Washington, on February
installing new plugs. repair. 21, 2008.
Actions and Compliance (3) Repeat the actions specified in
paragraph (f)(1) of this AD at the intervals Ali Bahrami,
(f) Unless already done, do the following Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate,
defined in paragraph 1.E. ‘‘Compliance’’ of
actions. Aircraft Certification Service.
the applicable service bulletin listed in Table
(1) Except as provided by paragraphs
1 of this AD and according to the [FR Doc. E8–3823 Filed 2–28–08; 8:45 am]
(f)(1)(i), (f)(1)(ii), (f)(1)(iii), (f)(1)(iv), and
(f)(1)(v) of this AD, at the threshold defined Accomplishment Instructions of the BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
in paragraph 1.E. ‘‘Compliance’’ of the applicable service bulletin, except as
applicable service bulletin listed in Table 1 provided by paragraphs (f)(1)(i), (f)(1)(ii),
of this AD and according to the (f)(1)(iii), and (f)(1)(v) of this AD.
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Accomplishment Instructions of the (4) Within 30 days after doing the


applicable service bulletin, perform all inspection required by paragraph (f)(1) of this
applicable inspections and, before further AD or within 30 days after the effective date
flight, perform all applicable other specified of this AD, whichever occurs later, report the
actions, of FR47 forward fitting vertical first inspection results, whatever they may
splice (including crack stop hole), crack stop be, to Airbus as specified in the applicable
hole (depending on cracks length and service bulletin listed in Table 1 of this AD.

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