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Federal Register / Vol. 73, No.

14 / Tuesday, January 22, 2008 / Proposed Rules 3655

Department will make a number of Beginning with the Framework named above under FOR FURTHER
presentations, invite discussion on the Document, and during each subsequent INFORMATION CONTACT.
rulemaking process as it applies to public meeting and comment period,
Comments Invited
certain fluorescent lamp ballasts, and interactions with and between members
solicit comments, data, and information of the public provide a balanced We invite interested parties to submit
from participants and other discussion of the issues to assist DOE comments on the proposed
stakeholders. DOE will also invite with the standards rulemaking process. airworthiness standards to the address
comment on DOE’s preliminary Accordingly, anyone who would like to specified above. Commenters must
determination regarding the scope of participate in the public meeting, identify the Model PC18–160 and
coverage for the fluorescent lamp ballast receive meeting materials, or be added submit comments to the address
standard. DOE is considering expanding to the DOE mailing list to receive future specified above. The FAA will consider
the scope of coverage to include notices and information regarding this all communications received on or
additional fluorescent lamp ballasts that rulemaking on fluorescent lamp ballasts, before the closing date before issuing
would be analyzed in the energy should contact Ms. Brenda Edwards at the final acceptance. The proposed
conservation standards rulemaking. (202) 586–2945, or via e-mail at: airworthiness design standards and
The Department encourages those Brenda.Edwards@ee.doe.gov. comments received may be inspected at
who wish to participate in the public the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate,
Issued in Washington, DC, on January 14,
meeting to obtain the Framework 2008. Aircraft Certification Service, Standards
Document and to be prepared to discuss Office (ACE–110), 901 Locust Street,
John F. Mizroch,
its contents. A copy of the draft Room 301, Kansas City, MO 64106,
Framework Document is available at: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Energy
between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4
Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/ p.m. weekdays, except Federal holidays.
appliance_standards/residential/ [FR Doc. E8–938 Filed 1–18–08; 8:45 am]
fluorescent_lamp_ballasts.html. BILLING CODE 6450–01–P Background
Public meeting participants need not The ‘‘primary’’ category for aircraft
limit their comments to the issues was created specifically for the simple,
identified in the Framework Document. low performance personal aircraft.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The Department is also interested in Section 21.17(f) provides a means for
receiving views concerning other Federal Aviation Administration applicants to propose airworthiness
relevant issues that participants believe standards for their particular primary
would affect energy conservation 14 CFR Part 21 category aircraft. The FAA procedure
standards for these products, applicable establishing appropriate airworthiness
test procedures, or the preliminary Existence of Proposed Airworthiness standards includes reviewing and
determination on the scope of coverage Design Standards for Acceptance possibly revising the applicant’s
for fluorescent lamp ballasts. Under the Primary Category Rule; proposal, publication of the submittal in
Furthermore, the Department welcomes Cubcrafters, Inc., Model PC18–160 the Federal Register for public review
all interested parties, whether or not and comment, and addressing the
they participate in the public meeting, AGENCY: Federal Aviation comments. After all necessary revisions,
to submit in writing by March 7, 2008, Administration (FAA), DOT. the standards are published as approved
comments and information on matters ACTION: Request for comments. FAA airworthiness standards.
addressed in the Framework Document Accordingly, the applicant,
and on other matters relevant to SUMMARY: This notice announces the
Cubcrafters, Inc., has submitted a
consideration of standards for existence of and requests comments on request to the FAA to include the
fluorescent lamps ballasts. proposed airworthiness design following:
The public meeting will be conducted standards for acceptance of the
in an informal, facilitated, conference Cubcrafters, Inc., Model PC18–160 Airframe and Systems
style. There shall be no discussion of airplane under the regulations for ASTM F2245–07, ‘‘Standard
proprietary information, costs or prices, designation of applicable regulations for Specification for Design and
market shares, or other commercial primary category aircraft. Performance of a Light Sport Airplane,’’
matters regulated by U.S. antitrust laws. DATES: Comments must be received on modified as follows:
A court reporter will record the or before February 21, 2008. 1. Federal Aviation Regulations 23
proceedings of the public meeting, after ADDRESSES: Send all comments to the Loads Report and Test Proposal to be
which a transcript will be made Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), reviewed and approved by ACO.
available for purchase from the court Standards Office, Small Airplane Specifically, Section 5 of ASTM F2245–
reporter. Directorate (ACE–110), Aircraft 07 is replaced by Federal Aviation
After the public meeting and the close Certification Service, 901 Locust Street, Regulations part 23, §§ 23.301 through
of the comment period on the Room 301, Kansas City, MO 64106. 23.561 (latest amendments through
Framework Document, DOE will begin Amendment 23–55) as applicable to this
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr.
collecting data, conducting the analyses airplane.
Leslie B. Taylor, Aerospace Engineer,
as discussed in the Framework 2. All major structural components
Standards Office (ACE–111), Small
Document and at the public meeting, will be tested as per the approved Test
Airplane Directorate, Aircraft
and reviewing the comments received. Proposal (this eliminates ‘‘analysis’’
DOE considers public participation to Certification Service, FAA; telephone
allowed by ASTM).
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be a very important part of the process number (816) 329–4134, fax number 3. Paragraph 4.2.1 of ASTM F2245–07
for setting energy conservation (816) 329–4090, e-mail at is replaced by Federal Aviation
standards. DOE actively encourages the leslie.b.taylor@faa.gov. Regulations part 23, § 23.25(b) except
participation and interaction of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Any that the empty weight referred to in
public during the comment period in person may obtain a copy of this Federal Aviation Regulations part 23,
each stage of the rulemaking process. information by contacting the person § 23.25(b)(1) is replaced by the

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maximum empty weight defined in Engine aviation product. The MCAI describes
Paragraph 3.1.2 of ASTM F2245–07. The engine may not have its own type the unsafe condition as:
Engine certificate; in such case it will be Based on some recent in-service findings
included in the airplane type certificate for fluid ingress and/or inner skin disbond
The engine may not have its own type using the following as a proposed damage on rudders, AIRBUS decided to
certificate; in such case it will be certification basis: introduce some further structural inspections
included in the airplane type certificate 1. ASTM F2339–06, ‘‘Standard
to specific rudder areas. This type of damage
using the following as a proposed could result in reduced structural integrity of
Practice for Design and Manufacture of the rudder.
certification basis: Reciprocating Spark Ignition Engines for
1. ASTM F2339–06, ‘‘Standard * * * * *
Light Sport Aircraft,’’ modified as
Practice for Design and Manufacture of The proposed AD would require actions
follows: Engine parts and assemblies
Reciprocating Spark Ignition Engines for that are intended to address the unsafe
will be manufactured under the purview
Light Sport Aircraft,’’ modified as condition described in the MCAI.
of a production certificate held by the
follows: Engine parts and assemblies applicant. Section 7 of ASTM F2339–06 DATES: We must receive comments on
will be manufactured under the purview does not apply. this proposed AD by February 21, 2008.
of a production certificate held by the 2. Optionally, the applicant may elect ADDRESSES: You may send comments by
applicant. Section 7 of ASTM F2339–06 to use a type certificated engine up to any of the following methods:
does not apply. 180 horsepower. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to
2. Optionally, the applicant may elect http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the
to use a type certificated engine up to Propeller instructions for submitting comments.
180 horsepower. A type certificated propeller will be • Fax: (202) 493–2251.
used. • Mail: U.S. Department of
Propeller
In addition to the applicable Transportation, Docket Operations, M–
A type certificated propeller will be airworthiness regulations, the PC18–160 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room
used. must comply with the fuel vent and W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
exhaust emission requirements of 14 Washington, DC 20590.
Proposed Airworthiness Standards for
CFR part 34 and the noise certification • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of
Acceptance Under the Primary
requirements of 14 CFR part 36; and the Transportation, Docket Operations, M–
Category Rule
FAA must issue a finding of regulatory 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room
The FAA is requiring use of the part adequacy pursuant to section 611 of W12–40, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
23 rules in addition to the Light Sport Public Law 92–574, the ‘‘Noise Control Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5
Airplane Consensus Standards. The Act of 1972.’’ p.m., Monday through Friday, except
applicant has agreed to this position; Federal holidays.
Issued in Kansas City, Missouri on January
therefore, the certification basis for the
11, 2008. Examining the AD Docket
Cubcrafters, Inc., Model PC18–160 will
John Colomy, You may examine the AD docket on
be the Primary Category Rule (part 21,
§ 21.24) with Amendment 23–57 for 14 Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, the Internet at http://
Aircraft Certification Service. www.regulations.gov; or in person at the
CFR, part 23, §§ 23.853(a); 23.863;
23.1303(a), (b), and (c); 23.1311(a)(1) [FR Doc. E8–852 Filed 1–18–08; 8:45 am] Docket Operations office between 9 a.m.
through (a)(4), and (b); 23.1321; 23.1322; BILLING CODE 4910–13–P and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday,
23.1329 and 23.1359 and: except Federal holidays. The AD docket
contains this proposed AD, the
Airframe and Systems DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION regulatory evaluation, any comments
ASTM F2245–07, ‘‘Standard received, and other information. The
Federal Aviation Administration
Specification for Design and street address for the Docket Operations
Performance of a Light Sport Airplane,’’ office (telephone (800) 647–5527) is in
14 CFR Part 39
modified as follows: the ADDRESSES section. Comments will
1. Federal Aviation Regulations 23 [Docket No. FAA–2008–0048; Directorate be available in the AD docket shortly
Loads Report and Test Proposal to be Identifier 2007–NM–276–AD] after receipt.
reviewed and approved by ACO. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom
Specifically, Section 5 of ASTM F2245– RIN 2120–AA64 Stafford, Aerospace Engineer,
07 is replaced by Federal Aviation International Branch, ANM–116,
Regulations part 23, §§ 23.301 through Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model
Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA,
23.561 (latest amendments through A310 and A300–600 Series Airplanes
1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton,
Amendment 23–55) as applicable to this AGENCY: Federal Aviation Washington 98057–3356; telephone
airplane. Administration (FAA), DOT. (425) 227–1622; fax (425) 227–1149.
2. All major structural components ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
will be tested as per the approved Test (NPRM).
Proposal (this eliminates ‘‘analysis’’ Comments Invited
allowed by ASTM). SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new We invite you to send any written
3. Paragraph 4.2.1 of ASTM F2245–07 airworthiness directive (AD) for the relevant data, views, or arguments about
is replaced by Federal Aviation products listed above that would this proposed AD. Send your comments
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Regulations part 23, § 23.25(b) except supersede an existing AD. This to an address listed under the
that the empty weight referred to in proposed AD results from mandatory ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No.
Federal Aviation Regulations part 23, continuing airworthiness information FAA–2008–0048; Directorate Identifier
§ 23.25(b)(1) is replaced by the (MCAI) originated by an aviation 2007–NM–276–AD’’ at the beginning of
maximum empty weight defined in authority of another country to identify your comments. We specifically invite
Paragraph 3.1.2 of ASTM F2245–07. and correct an unsafe condition on an comments on the overall regulatory,

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