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Rules and Regulations Federal Register


Vol. 71, No. 86

Thursday, May 4, 2006

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER heading Estimated value, in the Total must mark your comments: Docket No.
contains regulatory documents having general value column ‘‘899,10’’ is corrected to NM345. You can inspect comments in
applicability and legal effect, most of which read ‘‘899,100’’. the Rules Docket weekdays, except
are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal holidays, between 7:30 a.m. and
Federal Regulations, which is published under Dated: April 28, 2006.
Lloyd C. Day, 4 p.m.
50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 98055–4056; telephone (425) 227–2799;
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE facsimile (425) 227–1320.
Agricultural Marketing Service Federal Aviation Administration SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited
7 CFR Part 56 14 CFR Part 25
The FAA has determined that notice
[Docket No. PY–98–006] [Docket No. NM345, Special Conditions No. and opportunity for prior public
25–317–SC]
RIN 0581–AC50 comment are impracticable, because
Special Conditions: Sabreliner Model these procedures would significantly
Eligibility Requirements for USDA NA–265–60; High Intensity Radiated delay certification of the airplane and
Graded Shell Eggs Fields (HIRF) thus delivery of the affected aircraft. In
addition, the substance of these special
AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, AGENCY: Federal Aviation conditions has been subject to the
USDA. Administration (FAA) DOT. public comment process in several prior
ACTION: Final rule; correction. ACTION: Final special conditions; request instances with no substantive comments
for comments. received. The FAA, therefore, finds that
SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing
good cause exists for making these
Service published in the Federal SUMMARY: These special conditions are
special conditions effective upon
Register on April 19, 2006, a document issued for Sabreliner Model NA–265–60 issuance; however, we invite interested
regarding Voluntary Shell Egg Grading airplanes. These airplanes will have people to take part in this rulemaking by
regulations. The final rule provides that novel and unusual design features when sending written comments, data, or
shell eggs must not have been compared to the state of technology views. The most helpful comments
previously shipped for retail sale in envisioned in the airworthiness reference a specific portion of the
order to be officially identified with a standards for transport category special conditions, explain the reason
USDA consumer grademark and airplanes. The modification for any recommended change, and
changes the definition of the term eggs incorporates the installation of dual include supporting data. We ask that
of current production from 30 days to 21 Honeywell Model AM–250 digital you send us two copies of written
days, thereby making eggs that were laid altimeters. The applicable airworthiness comments.
more than 21 days before the date regulations do not contain adequate or We will file in the docket all
packing ineligible to be officially appropriate safety standards for the comments we receive as well as a report
identified with a USDA-consumer protection of these systems from the summarizing each substantive public
grademark. In that document, a number effects of high-intensity radiated fields contact with FAA personnel concerning
appearing in one of the columns in (HIRF). These special conditions these special conditions. You may
Table 1 was typed incorrectly. This contain the additional safety standards inspect the docket before and after the
document corrects that error. that the Administrator considers comment closing date. If you wish to
DATES: Effective on May 4, 2006. necessary to establish a level of safety review the docket in person, go to the
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: equivalent to that provided by the address in the ADDRESSES section of this
Charles L. Johnson, Chief, Grading existing airworthiness standards. preamble between 7:30 a.m., and 4:00
Branch, (202) 720–3271. DATES: The effective date of these p.m., Monday through Friday, except
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The special conditions is April 14, 2006. We Federal holidays.
Agricultural Marketing Service must receive your comments by June 5, We will consider all comments we
published a document in the Federal 2006. receive on or before the closing date for
Register on April 19, 2006 (71 FR ADDRESSES: You must mail two copies comments. We will consider comments
20288) amending regulations pertaining of your comments to: Federal Aviation filed late if it is possible to do so
to Voluntary Grading of Shell Eggs. In Administration, Transport Airplane without incurring expense or delay. We
that document, FR Doc. 06–3693, the Directorate, Attn: Rules Docket (ANM– may change these special conditions,
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number appearing in the Estimated 113), Docket No. NM345, 1601 Lind based on the comments we receive.
value, Total value column should read Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington, If you want the FAA to acknowledge
899,100, not 899,10. Therefore, in the 98055–4056. You may deliver two receipt of your comments on these
Federal Register dated April 19, 2006, copies to the Transport Airplane special conditions, include with your
(71 FR 20288), in Table 1, under the Directorate at the above address. You comments a pre-addressed, stamped

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postcard on which the docket number to incorporate the same or similar novel 1. A minimum threat of 100 volts rms
appears. We will stamp the date on the or unusual design feature, these special (root-mean-square) per meter electric
postcard and mail it back to you. conditions would also apply to the other field strength from 10 KHz to 18 GHz.
model under § 21.101. a. The threat must be applied to the
Background
system elements and their associated
On May 17, 2005, Flight Test Novel or Unusual Design Features wiring harnesses without the benefit of
Associates of Mojave, California, As noted earlier, the Sabreliner Model airframe shielding.
applied to the FAA, Los Angeles NA–265–60 airplanes modified by b. Demonstration of this level of
Aircraft Certification Office, for a Flight Test Associates will incorporate protection is established through system
supplemental type certificate (STC) to tests and analysis.
dual primary altimeters that perform
modify Sabreliner Model NA–265–60 2. A threat external to the airframe of
critical functions. These systems may be
airplanes. This model, currently the field strengths indicated in the
vulnerable to HIRF external to the
approved under Type Certificate No. following table for the frequency ranges
airplane. The current airworthiness
A2WE, is powered by two Pratt and indicated. Both peak and average field
standards do not contain adequate or
Whitney Turbo Wasp JT12A–8 engines strength components from the table are
appropriate safety standards for the
and carries up to ten passengers. The to be demonstrated.
protection of this equipment from the
modification incorporates installation of
adverse effects of HIRF. Accordingly,
dual Honeywell Model AM–250 digital Field strength
this system is considered to be a novel (volts per meter)
altimeters that perform critical Frequency
or unusual design feature.
functions. These digital altimeters have Peak Average
the potential to be vulnerable to high- Discussion
intensity radiated fields external to the 10 kHz–100 kHz ....... 50 50
airplanes. There is no specific regulation that 100 kHz–500 kHz ..... 50 50
addresses protection for electrical and 500 kHz–2 MHz ........ 50 50
Type Certification Basis electronic systems from HIRF. Increased 2 MHz–30 MHz ......... 100 100
Under 14 CFR 21.101, Flight Test power levels from ground-based radio 30 MHz–70 MHz ....... 50 50
Associates must show that the transmitters and the growing use of 70 MHz–100 MHz ..... 50 50
Sabreliner Model NA–265–60 airplanes, sensitive avionics/electronics and 100 MHz– 200 MHz 100 100
electrical systems to command and 200 MHz–400 MHz ... 100 100
as modified, continue to meet the 400 MHz–700 MHz ... 700 50
applicable provisions of the regulations control airplanes have made it necessary 700 MHz–1 GHz ....... 700 100
incorporated by reference in Type to provide adequate protection. 1 GHz–2 GHz ........... 2000 200
Certificate No. A2WE, or the applicable To ensure that a level of safety is 2 GHz–4 GHz ........... 3000 200
regulations in effect on the date of achieved equivalent to that intended by 4 GHz–6 GHz ........... 3000 200
application for the change. The the regulations incorporated by 6 GHz–8 GHz ........... 1000 200
regulations incorporated by reference in reference, special conditions are needed 8 GHz–12 GHz ......... 3000 300
the type certificate are commonly 12 GHz–18 GHz ....... 2000 200
for the Sabreliner Model NA–265–60 18 GHz–40 GHz ....... 600 200
referred to as the ‘‘original type airplanes modified by Flight Test
certification basis.’’ The regulations Associates. These special conditions The field strengths are expressed in terms
incorporated by reference in Type require that new primary altimeters that of peak of the root-mean-square (rms) over
Certificate No. A2WE include Civil Air the complete modulation period.
perform critical functions be designed
Regulations 4b, as amended by and installed to preclude component The threat levels identified above are
Amendments 4b–1 through 4b–9. damage and interruption of function the result of an FAA review of existing
If the Administrator finds that the due to both the direct and indirect studies on the subject of HIRF, in light
applicable airworthiness regulations do effects of HIRF. of the ongoing work of the
not contain adequate or appropriate Electromagnetic Effects Harmonization
safety standards for the modified High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) Working Group of the Aviation
Sabreliner Model NA–265–60 airplanes Rulemaking Advisory Committee.
With the trend toward increased
because of a novel or unusual design
power levels from ground-based Applicability
feature, special conditions are
transmitters and the advent of space and As discussed above, these special
prescribed under the provisions of
satellite communications coupled with conditions are applicable to Sabreliner
§ 21.16.
electronic command and control of the Model NA–265–60 airplanes modified
In addition to the applicable
airplane, the immunity of critical digital by Flight Test Associates. Should Flight
airworthiness regulations and special
avionics/electronics and electrical Test Associates apply at a later date for
conditions, the Sabreliner Model
systems to HIRF must be established. an STC to modify any other model
NA265–60 airplanes must comply with
the fuel vent and exhaust emission It is not possible to precisely define included on Type Certificate No. A2WE
requirements of 14 CFR part 34 and the the HIRF to which the airplane will be to incorporate the same or similar novel
noise certification requirements of 14 exposed in service. There is also or unusual design feature, these special
CFR part 36. uncertainty concerning the effectiveness conditions would apply to that model as
Special conditions, as defined in 14 of airframe shielding for HIRF. well as under § 21.101.
CFR 11.19, are issued under § 11.38 and Furthermore, coupling of
become part of the type certification electromagnetic energy to cockpit- Conclusion
basis under § 21.101. installed equipment through the cockpit This action affects only certain novel
Special conditions are initially window apertures is undefined. Based or unusual design features on the
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applicable to the model for which they on surveys and analysis of existing HIRF Sabreliner Model NA–265–60 airplanes.
are issued. Should Flight Test emitters, an adequate level of protection It is not a rule of general applicability
Associates apply at a later date for an exists when compliance with the HIRF and affects only the applicant which
STC to modify any other model protection special condition is shown applied to the FAA for approval of these
included on Type Certificate No. A2WE with either paragraph 1 or 2 below: features on the airplane.

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The substance of the special DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton,
conditions for these airplanes has Washington 98055–4056; telephone
undergone the notice and comment Federal Aviation Administration (425) 227–1622; fax (425) 227–1149.
procedure in several prior instances and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
has been derived without substantive 14 CFR Part 39
Examining the Docket
change from those previously issued. [Docket No. FAA–2005–22739; Directorate
Because a delay would significantly Identifier 2005–NM–098–AD; Amendment You may examine the airworthiness
affect the certification of the airplane, 39–14583; AD 2006–09–12] directive (AD) docket on the Internet at
which is imminent, the FAA has http://dms.dot.gov or in person at the
RIN 2120–AA64 Docket Management Facility office
determined that prior public notice and
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday
comment are unnecessary and Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model
A300 B4–600, B4–600R, and F4–600R through Friday, except Federal holidays.
impracticable, and good cause exists for
Series Airplanes, and Model C4–605R The Docket Management Facility office
adopting these special conditions upon
Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called (telephone (800) 647–5227) is located on
issuance. The FAA is requesting the plaza level of the Nassif Building at
comments to allow interested persons to A300–600 Series Airplanes); and Model
A310–200 and A310–300 Series the street address stated in the
submit views that may not have been ADDRESSES section.
submitted in response to the prior Airplanes
opportunities for comment described Discussion
AGENCY: Federal Aviation
above. Administration (FAA), Department of The FAA issued a notice of proposed
Transportation (DOT). rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 25
ACTION: Final rule. part 39 to include an AD that would
Aircraft, Aviation safety, Reporting apply to certain Airbus Model A300–
and recordkeeping requirements. SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new 600, A310–200, and A310–300 series
airworthiness directive (AD) for certain airplanes. That NPRM was published in
The authority citation for these Airbus Model A300–600, A310–200, the Federal Register on October 20,
special conditions is as follows: and A310–300 series airplanes. This AD 2005 (70 FR 61078). That NPRM
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701, requires modifying the forward outflow proposed to require modifying the
44702, 44704. valve of the pressure regulation forward outflow valve of the pressure
subsystem. This AD results from a regulation subsystem.
The Special Conditions report of accidents resulting in injuries
Comments
occurring on in-service airplanes when
Accordingly, pursuant to the We provided the public the
crewmembers forcibly initiated opening
authority delegated to me by the opportunity to participate in the
of passenger/crew doors against residual
Administrator, the following special pressure, causing the doors to rapidly development of this AD. We have
conditions are issued as part of the open. In these accidents, the buildup of considered the comments received.
supplemental type certification basis for residual pressure in the cabin was
the Sabreliner Model NA–265–60 Supportive Comments
caused by the blockage of the outflow
airplanes modified by Flight Test valve by an insulation blanket. We are Airline Pilots Association
Associates. issuing this AD to prevent an insulation International concurs with the intent
1. Protection from Unwanted Effects blanket or other debris from being and proposed language of the NPRM.
ingested into and jamming the forward The National Transportation Safety
of High-Intensity Radiated Fields
outflow valve of the pressure regulation Board supports the proposed
(HIRF). Each electrical and electronic
subsystem, which could lead to the rulemaking.
system that performs critical functions
must be designed and installed to inability to control cabin pressurization Request To Include Revised Service
ensure that the operation and and adversely affect continued safe Information
operational capability of these systems flight of the airplane.
Airbus asks that we change the NPRM
to perform critical functions are not DATES: This AD becomes effective June to refer to Airbus Service Bulletins
adversely affected when the airplane is 8, 2006. A300–53–6149 (for Model A300–600
exposed to high-intensity radiated The Director of the Federal Register series airplanes) and A310–53–2121 (for
fields. approved the incorporation by reference Model A310–200 and A310–300 series
of certain publications listed in the AD airplanes), both Revision 01, both dated
2. For the purpose of these special as of June 8, 2006.
conditions, the following definition September 12, 2005, as additional
ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD sources of service information for
applies: docket on the Internet at http:// accomplishing the modification. The
Critical Functions: Functions whose dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket NPRM refers to the original issue of the
failure would contribute to or cause a Management Facility, U.S. Department service bulletins as the acceptable
failure condition that would prevent the of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, sources of service information for
continued safe flight and landing of the SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, accomplishing the proposed
airplane. Washington, DC. modification.
Contact Airbus, 1 Rond Point Maurice We agree with the request. The
Issued in Renton, Washington, on April 14,
Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France, procedures in Revision 01 of the
2006.
for service information identified in this referenced service bulletins are
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Ali Bahrami, proposed AD. essentially the same as those in the


Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom original issue of the service bulletins.
Aircraft Certification Service. Stafford, Aerospace Engineer, Accordingly, we have revised paragraph
[FR Doc. 06–4187 Filed 5–3–06; 8:45 am] International Branch, ANM–116, (f) of this AD to refer to Revision 01 of
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