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TABLE 5.—NEW MATERIAL INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE—Continued


EMBRAER Service Bulletin Revision/change level Date

145–57–0019 .......................................................................... Change 03 ......................................................................... February 11, 2004.

(2) The Director of the Federal Register this AD to ensure that the fuel pipes are bases; and checking the electrical bond
approved the incorporation by reference of properly bonded to the airplane of the modified self-bonding mounting
EMBRAER Alert Service Bulletin 145–27– structure. Improper bonding could clamps.
A054, Change 01, dated February 17, 1999, prevent electrical energy from a
on March 29, 1999 (64 FR 13892, March 23, Actions Since NPRM Was Issued
1999).
lightning strike from dissipating to the
airplane structure, which could result in Since we issued the NPRM, Boeing
(3) Contact Empresa Brasileira de
Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER), P.O. Box a fuel tank explosion. has released Service Bulletin 717–28–
343—CEP 12.225, Sao Jose dos Campos—SP, DATES: This AD becomes effective
0004, Revision 3, dated June 21, 2006.
Brazil, for a copy of this service information. November 8, 2006. In the NPRM, we referenced Revision 2
You may review copies at the Docket The Director of the Federal Register of the service bulletin, dated March 11,
Management Facility, U.S. Department of approved the incorporation by reference 2005, as the appropriate source of
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street SW., of a certain publication listed in the AD service information. The procedures in
Room PL–401, Nassif Building, Washington, Revision 3 are essentially the same as
DC; on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov; or
as of November 8, 2006.
those in Revision 2. Revision 3 also
at the National Archives and Records ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD
provides detailed instructions for
Administration (NARA). For information on docket on the Internet at http:// checking the electrical bond of the
the availability of this material at the NARA, dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket modified self-bonding mounting clamps
call (202) 741–6030, or go to http:// Management Facility, U.S. Department
www.archives.gov/federal_register/ and accomplishing corrective actions if
of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street necessary. If the electrical conductivity
code_of_federal_regulations/ SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401,
ibr_locations.html. of the surface is greater than 2.5
Washington, DC. milliohms, the corrective actions
Issued in Renton, Washington, on Contact Boeing Commercial
September 15, 2006. include surface prepping and applying
Airplanes, Long Beach Division, 3855 a chemical conversion coat to the
Kalene C. Yanamura, Lakewood Boulevard, Long Beach, surface of the structural bracket and
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane California 90846, Attention: Data and vent pipe. (The NPRM proposed to
Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. Service Management, Dept. C1–L5A repair the electrical bond of the
FR Doc. E6–15861 Filed 10–3–06; 8:45 am] (D800–0024), for service information mounting clamp according to a method
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P identified in this AD. approved by the Manager, Los Angeles
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Serj Aircraft Certification Office (ACO),
Harutunian, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, if any electrical bond fails the
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Propulsion Branch, ANM–140L, FAA, check. The NPRM specified that Chapter
Los Angeles Aircraft Certification 28–00–00 of the Boeing 717 Aircraft
Federal Aviation Administration Office, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Maintenance Manual and Chapter 20–
Lakewood, California 90712–4137; 50–01 of the Boeing 717 Standard
14 CFR Part 39 telephone (562) 627–5254; fax (562) Wiring Practices Manual (SWPM) are
[Docket No. FAA–2006–24256; Directorate 627–5210. one approved method.)
Identifier 2006–NM–010–AD; Amendment SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We have revised paragraph (f) of this
39–14782; AD 2006–20–12] AD to reference Revision 3 as the
Examining the Docket appropriate source of service
RIN 2120–AA64
You may examine the airworthiness information for replacing the lightning
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell directive (AD) docket on the Internet at critical clamp bases of the fuel tank vent
Douglas Model 717–200 Airplanes http://dms.dot.gov or in person at the system with improved clamp bases; and
Docket Management Facility office checking the electrical bond of the
AGENCY: Federal Aviation between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday modified self-bonding mounting
Administration (FAA), Department of through Friday, except Federal holidays. clamps. We have also revised paragraph
Transportation (DOT). The Docket Management Facility office (f) to allow operators to either repair any
ACTION: Final rule. (telephone (800) 647–5227) is located on electrical bond in accordance with
the plaza level of the Nassif Building at Revision 3 of the service bulletin, or
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new the street address stated in the according to a method approved by the
airworthiness directive (AD) for certain ADDRESSES section. Manager, Los Angeles ACO. In addition,
McDonnell Douglas Model 717–200 we have added a new paragraph (g) to
airplanes. This AD requires replacing Discussion this AD, giving credit for actions done
the lightning critical clamp bases of the The FAA issued a notice of proposed before the effective date of this AD in
fuel tank vent system with improved rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR accordance with Revision 2. We have
clamp bases; and checking the electrical part 39 to include an AD that would also revised the applicability of
bond of the modified self-bonding apply to certain McDonnell Douglas paragraph (c) of this AD to reference
mounting clamps and corrective action Model 717–200 airplanes. That NPRM Revision 3. Revision 2 and Revision 3
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if necessary. This AD results from an was published in the Federal Register both apply to Model 717–200 airplanes
investigation that revealed the on March 28, 2006 (71 FR 15351). That having fuselage numbers 5002 through
aluminum foil strip on the nylon base NPRM proposed to require replacing the 5121 inclusive; therefore, the
of the ground clamps can fracture or lightning critical clamp bases of the fuel applicability of this AD has not
separate from the base. We are issuing tank vent system with improved clamp changed.

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Comments promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in Affected ADs


We provided the public the air commerce by prescribing regulations (b) None.
opportunity to participate in the for practices, methods, and procedures
Applicability
development of this AD. We have the Administrator finds necessary for
safety in air commerce. This regulation (c) This AD applies to McDonnell Douglas
considered the comment received. Model 717–200 airplanes, certificated in any
is within the scope of that authority category; as identified in Boeing Service
Support for the NPRM because it addresses an unsafe condition Bulletin 717–28–0004, Revision 3, dated June
Boeing and AirTran Airways support that is likely to exist or develop on 21, 2006.
the NPRM. products identified in this rulemaking
action. Unsafe Condition
Request for Clarification (d) This AD results from an investigation
AirTran Airways states that Boeing Regulatory Findings that revealed the aluminum foil strip on the
Service Bulletin 717–28–0004 refers to We have determined that this AD will nylon base of the ground clamps can fracture
not have federalism implications under or separate from the base. We are issuing this
Chapter 20–50–01 of the Boeing DC, AD to ensure that the fuel pipes are properly
MD, and 717 SWPM, Class ‘‘L,’’ for Executive Order 13132. This AD will bonded to the airplane structure. Improper
instructions on accomplishing a check not have a substantial direct effect on bonding could prevent electrical energy from
of the electrical bonds. AirTran Airways the States, on the relationship between a lightning strike from dissipating to the
points out that Class ‘‘L’’ is not the national government and the States, airplane structure, which could result in a
identified in Chapter 20–50–01 of the or on the distribution of power and fuel tank explosion.
SWPM; instead, that chapter provides responsibilities among the various Compliance
the maximum direct current (DC) levels of government.
For the reasons discussed above, I (e) You are responsible for having the
resistance and path for lightning actions required by this AD performed within
protection. Therefore, AirTran requests certify that this AD: the compliance times specified, unless the
clarification of Class ‘‘L.’’ (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory actions have already been done.
As stated previously, since the NPRM action’’ under Executive Order 12866;
(2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under Replace the Grounded Clamp Bases
was issued, Boeing has issued Revision
3 of the service bulletin and that DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (f) Within 78 months after the effective
revision is cited in this final rule. (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and date of this AD, replace the lightning critical
(3) Will not have a significant clamp bases of the fuel tank vent system with
Revision 3 deletes the reference to Class
economic impact, positive or negative, improved clamp bases, in accordance with
‘‘L.’’ Table 1 of Figure 1 of the Accomplishment
on a substantial number of small entities
Conclusion Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 717–
under the criteria of the Regulatory 28–0004, Revision 3, dated June 21, 2006.
We have carefully reviewed the Flexibility Act. Before further flight after the replacement,
available data, including the comments We prepared a regulatory evaluation check the electrical bond of the modified
received, and determined that air safety of the estimated costs to comply with self-bonding mounting clamps in accordance
and the public interest require adopting this AD and placed it in the AD docket. with the Accomplishment Instructions of the
the AD with the changes described See the ADDRESSES section for a location service bulletin. If any electrical bond fails
previously. We have determined that to examine the regulatory evaluation. the check, before further flight, repair the
electrical bond of the mounting clamp in
these changes will neither increase the List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 accordance with the service bulletin; or
economic burden on any operator nor according to a method approved by the
increase the scope of the AD. Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation
Manager, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification
safety, Incorporation by reference, Office (ACO), FAA. Chapter 28–00–00 of the
Costs of Compliance Safety. Boeing 717 Aircraft Maintenance Manual and
There are about 120 airplanes of the Adoption of the Amendment Chapter 20–50–01 of the Boeing DC, MD, and
affected design in the worldwide fleet. 717 Standard Wiring Practices Manual are
This AD affects about 92 airplanes of ■ Accordingly, under the authority one approved method.
U.S. registry. The required actions take delegated to me by the Administrator, Credit for Previous Service Bulletin
about 16 work hours per airplane, at an the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as
(g) Actions done before the effective date
average labor rate of $80 per work hour. follows:
of this AD in accordance with Boeing Service
Required parts cost about $239 per Bulletin 717–28–0004, Revision 2, dated
airplane. Based on these figures, the PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS March 11, 2005, are acceptable for
estimated cost of the AD for U.S. DIRECTIVES compliance with the requirements of
operators is $139,748, or $1,519 per ■ 1. The authority citation for part 39 paragraph (f) of this AD.
airplane. continues to read as follows: Alternative Methods of Compliance
Authority for This Rulemaking Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. (AMOCs)
(h)(1) The Manager, Los Angeles ACO,
Title 49 of the United States Code § 39.13 [Amended] FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue ■ 2. The Federal Aviation for this AD, if requested in accordance with
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.
Section 106, describes the authority of by adding the following new (2) Before using any AMOC approved in
the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, airworthiness directive (AD): accordance with § 39.19 on any airplane to
Aviation Programs, describes in more which the AMOC applies, notify the
detail the scope of the Agency’s 2006–20–12 McDonnell Douglas: appropriate principal inspector in the FAA
authority. Amendment 39–14782. Docket No. Flight Standards Certificate Holding District
FAA–2006–24256; Directorate Identifier Office.
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We are issuing this rulemaking under


2006–NM–010-AD.
the authority described in Subtitle VII, Material Incorporated by Reference
Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, Effective Date (i) You must use Boeing Service Bulletin
‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that (a) This AD becomes effective November 8, 717–28–0004, Revision 3, dated June 21,
section, Congress charges the FAA with 2006. 2006, to perform the actions that are required

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by this AD, unless the AD specifies Standards District Office’’ to the FAA’s SUMMARY: This document announces the
otherwise. The Director of the Federal Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Office of Management and Budget’s
Register approved the incorporation by Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The purpose (OMB) approval of the information
reference of this document in accordance
with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
of this change is to centralize the collection requirement in the final rule
Contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Long processing of the Form 337 documents published on August 29, 2006 (FR 71
Beach Division, 3855 Lakewood Boulevard, and facilitate FAA acceptance of 51382). The sections of the final rule
Long Beach, California 90846, Attention: electronic submissions of Form 337 pending approval of this information
Data and Service Management, Dept. C1-L5A documents in the future. The change collection will become effective on the
(D800–0024), for a copy of this service does not affect any other requirements date included in the published final
information. You may review copies at the of Part 43. rule; October 29, 2006.
Docket Management Facility, U.S.
Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Technical Amendment DATES: Effective Date: October 29, 2006.
Street SW., Room PL–401, Nassif Building, Congestion and Delay Reduction at
The technical amendment will change Chicago O’Hare International Airport
Washington, DC; on the Internet at http://
dms.dot.gov; or at the National Archives and the location for submitting Form 337 published in the Federal Register on
Records Administration (NARA). For documents. August 29, 2006. FAA received OMB
information on the availability of this List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 43 approval for the information collection
material at the NARA, call (202) 741–6030, requirement on August 29, 2006.
or go to http://www.archives.gov/ Aircraft, Aviation safety, Reporting
federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ and recordkeeping requirements. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr.
ibr_locations.html. ■ Title 14 of the Code of Federal Jeffrey Wharff, Office of Policy and
Issued in Renton, Washington, on Regulations (CFR) Part 43 is amended as Plans, APO–200, Federal Aviation
September 25, 2006. follows: Administration, 800 Independence
Ali Bahrami, Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591;
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, PART 43—MAINTENANCE, telephone (202) 267–3274.
Aircraft Certification Service. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
[FR Doc. E6–16199 Filed 10–3–06; 8:45 am] REBUILDING, AND ALTERATION
Background
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P ■ 1. The authority citation for Part 43
continues to read as follows: On August 29, 2006, the FAA
published the final rule, ‘‘Congestion
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701, and Delay Reduction at Chicago O’Hare
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 44703, 44705, 44707, 44711, 44713, 44717,
International Airport.’’ In the final rule,
44725.
Federal Aviation Administration the FAA adopts regulations to address
■ 2. Revise Part 43, Appendix B, persistent delays from overscheduling at
14 CFR Part 43 paragraph (a)(3) to read as follows: O’Hare International Airport. In the
DATES section of the final rule, we noted
Recording of Major Repairs and Major Appendix B
that affected parties did not need to
Alterations (a) * * * comply with the information collection
(1) * * * requirements in certain sections of the
AGENCY: Federal Aviation (2) * * *
Administration, DOT. rule until the Office of Management and
(3) Forward a copy of that form to the FAA
ACTION: Final rule; technical Aircraft Registration Branch in Oklahoma Budget (OMB) approved the FAA’s
amendment. City, Oklahoma, within 48 hours after the request.
aircraft, airframe, aircraft engine, propeller, In accordance with the Paperwork
SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation or appliance is approved for return to service. Reduction Act, OMB approved the
Administration (FAA) is making a * * * * * FAA’s request for new information
minor technical change to aviation collection on August 29, 2006, and
Issued in Washington, DC on September
repair stations’ instructions in Part 43 15, 2006. assigned the information collection
on how to send required repair and OMB Control Number 2120–0716. The
Ida M. Klepper,
alteration data to the FAA. We are control number, granted on the day the
Acting Director, Office of Rulemaking.
making this change to take advantage of final rule was published, was not
[FR Doc. E6–16405 Filed 10–3–06; 8:45 am] available in time to include in that
newer and more efficient methods of
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P publication. The request was approved
collecting aviation maintenance data.
EFFECTIVE DATES: Effective on November by OMB without change and expires on
3, 2006. August 31, 2009.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 40119, 41706,
Robert Stockslager, AFS–340, Aircraft Federal Aviation Administration 44101, 44701–44702, 44705, 44709–
Maintenance Division, General Aviation 44711, 44713, 44716–44717, 44722,
and Repair Station Branch, AFS–340, 14 CFR Part 93 46105, grants authority to the
Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Administrator to publish this notice.
[Docket No. FAA–2005–20704; Amendment The final rule (FR 71 51382) and all
Independence Avenue, SW., No. 93–85]
Washington, DC 20591; telephone (717) sections previously pending OMB
774–8271, extension 258; facsimile Congestion and Delay Reduction at information collection approval will be
(717) 774–8327, e-mail Chicago O’Hare International Airport effective October 29, 2006.
bob.stockslager@faa.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, on September
AGENCY: Federal Aviation 26, 2006.
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA Administration, DOT.


is amending Part 43 to change the Brenda D. Courtney,
ACTION: Final rule; notice of office of Acting Director, Office of Rulemaking.
location used to submit FAA Form 337,
management and budget approval for [FR Doc. E6–16406 Filed 10–3–06; 8:45 am]
Major Repair and Alteration. We are
information collection.
changing the location from ‘‘local Flight BILLING CODE 4910–13–P

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