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SAR Submitted by: NAC DATES: We must receive any comments Discussion
International, Inc. on this proposed AD by September 23, On January 18, 2002, the FAA issued
SAR Title: Final Safety Analysis 2005. AD 2002–01–29, Amendment 39–12624
Report for the NAC–UMS Universal ADDRESSES: Use one of the following (67 FR 4652, January 31, 2002). That AD
Storage System. addresses to submit comments on this requires borescope inspection of the
Docket Number: 72–1015. proposed AD: HPC stage 12 disc assembly to detect
Certificate Expiration Date: November • By mail: Federal Aviation damage caused by HPC OGV retaining
20, 2020. Administration (FAA), New England
Model Number: NAC–UMS. bolt failure, and replacement of
Region, Office of the Regional Counsel, unserviceable parts with serviceable
* * * * * Attention: Rules Docket No. 2001–NE– parts. That AD also requires as
Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 11th day 02–AD, 12 New England Executive Park, terminating action, the incorporation of
of July, 2005. Burlington, MA 01803–5299. a new design retention arrangement for
For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. • By fax: (781) 238–7055. the HPC OGV, to prevent HPC OGV
Martin J. Virgilio, • By e-mail: 9-ane- retaining bolt failure.
Acting Executive Director for Operations. adcomment@faa.gov.
You can get the service information Actions Since AD 2002–01–29 Was
[FR Doc. 05–14568 Filed 7–22–05; 8:45 am] Issued
BILLING CODE 7590–01–P
identified in this proposed AD from
Rolls-Royce plc, P.O. Box 31 Derby, Since we issued AD 2002–01–29, the
DE24 8BJ, United Kingdom; telephone FAA and the Luftfhart Bundesamt
011–44–1332–242424; fax 011–44– (LBA), which is the airworthiness
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
1332–249936. authority for Germany, reassessed the
Federal Aviation Administration You may examine the AD docket, by time period allowed for incorporation of
appointment, at the FAA, New England the terminating action compliance time
14 CFR Part 39 Region, Office of the Regional Counsel, for Tay 650–15 engines. Part of that
12 New England Executive Park, reassessment takes into consideration
[Docket No. 2001–NE–02–AD] Burlington, MA. the major reduction in flying time of the
RIN 2120–AA64 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tay 650–15 airliner fleet, since
Jason Yang, Aerospace Engineer, Engine September 11, 2001. The FAA and LBA
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Certification Office, FAA, Engine and concluded that the terminating action
Deutschland (Formerly Rolls-Royce Propeller Directorate, 12 New England compliance time for the Tay 650–15
plc) Models Tay 650–15 and 651–54 Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803– engines can be safely extended by 25
Turbofan Engines 5299; telephone (781) 238–7747; fax months.
AGENCY: Federal Aviation (781) 238–7199. Special Flight Permits Paragraph
Administration (FAA), DOT. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Removed
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking Comments Invited Paragraph (f) of the current AD, AD
(NPRM). 2002–01–29, contains a paragraph
We invite you to submit any written pertaining to special flight permits.
SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to relevant data, views, or arguments Even though this proposed AD does not
supersede an existing airworthiness regarding this proposal. Send your contain a similar paragraph, we have
directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce comments to an address listed under made no changes with regard to the use
Deutschland (formerly Rolls-Royce plc) ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘AD Docket No. of special flight permits to operate the
(RRD) models Tay 650–15 and 651–54 2001–NE–02–AD’’ in the subject line of airplane to a repair facility to do the
turbofan engines. That AD currently your comments. If you want us to work required by this AD. In July 2002,
requires borescope inspection of the acknowledge receipt of your mailed we published a new part 39 that
high pressure compressor (HPC) stage comments, send us a self-addressed, contains a general authority regarding
12 disc assembly to detect damage stamped postcard with the docket special flight permits and airworthiness
caused by HPC outlet guide vane (OGV) number written on it; we will date- directives; see Docket No. FAA–2004–
retaining bolt failure, and replacement stamp your postcard and mail it back to 8460, Amendment 39–9474 (69 FR
of unserviceable parts with serviceable you. We specifically invite comments 47998, July 22, 2002). Thus, when we
parts. That AD also requires as on the overall regulatory, economic, now supersede ADs we will not include
terminating action, the incorporation of environmental, and energy aspects of a specific paragraph on special flight
a new design retention arrangement for the proposed AD. If a person contacts us permits unless we want to limit the use
the HPC OGV to prevent HPC OGV verbally, and that contact relates to a of that general authority granted in
retaining bolt failure. This proposed AD substantive part of this proposed AD, section 39.23.
would require the same actions but we will summarize the contact and
extends the terminating action place the summary in the docket. We Relevant Service Information
compliance time for Tay 650–15 will consider all comments received by We have reviewed and approved the
engines. This proposed AD would also the closing date and may amend the technical contents of RRD SB No. TAY–
include references to later revisions of proposed AD in light of those 72–1498, Revision 2, dated December
two of the applicable RRD service comments. 31, 2004. That SB describes procedures
bulletins (SBs). This proposed AD for installing new design retaining and
results from findings that the Examining the AD Docket locking hardware for the HPC OGV and
terminating action compliance time for You may examine the AD Docket outer seal housing assembly. The LBA
Tay 650–15 engines can be extended. (including any comments and service classified this service bulletin as
We are proposing this AD to prevent an information), by appointment, between mandatory and issued AD D–2004–365,
uncontained failure of the HPC stage 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through dated January 31, 2005, in order to
11/12 disc spacer, which could result in Friday, except Federal holidays. See ensure the airworthiness of these RRD
damage to the airplane. ADDRESSES for the location. engines in Germany.

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42516 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 141 / Monday, July 25, 2005 / Proposed Rules

Bilateral Agreement Information figures, we estimate the total cost of the proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as
This engine model is manufactured in proposed AD to U.S. operators to be follows:
Germany and is type certificated for $3,600,000.
PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS
operation in the United States under the Authority for This Rulemaking DIRECTIVES
provisions of Section 21.29 of the
Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Title 49 of the United States Code 1. The authority citation for part 39
21.29) and the applicable bilateral specifies the FAA’s authority to issue continues to read as follows:
airworthiness agreement. In keeping rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I,
section 106, describes the authority of Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.
with this bilateral airworthiness
agreement, the LBA has kept the FAA the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, § 39.13 [Amended]
informed of the situation described Aviation Programs, describes in more 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by
above. We have examined the findings detail the scope of the Agency’s removing Amendment 39–12624 (67 FR
of the LBA, reviewed all available authority. 4652, January 31, 2002) and by adding
information, and determined that AD We are issuing this rulemaking under a new airworthiness directive, to read as
action is necessary for products of this the authority described in subtitle VII, follows:
type design that are certificated for part A, subpart III, section 44701,
‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that Rolls-Royce Deutschland (formerly Rolls-
operation in the United States. Royce plc): Docket No. 2001–NE–02–AD.
section, Congress charges the FAA with
FAA’s Determination and Requirements promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in Comments Due Date
of the Proposed AD air commerce by prescribing regulations (a) The Federal Aviation Administration
We have evaluated all pertinent for practices, methods, and procedures (FAA) must receive comments on this
information and identified an unsafe the Administrator finds necessary for airworthiness directive (AD) action by
condition that is likely to exist or safety in air commerce. This regulation September 23, 2005.
develop on other products of this same is within the scope of that authority Affected ADs
type design. Therefore, we are because it addresses an unsafe condition
(b) This AD supersedes AD 2002–01–29,
proposing this AD, which would that is likely to exist or develop on Amendment 39–12624.
require: products identified in this rulemaking
action. Applicability
• Initial and repetitive borescope
inspections of the stage 12 rotor disc (c) This AD applies to Rolls-Royce
Regulatory Findings Deutschland (formerly Rolls-Royce plc)
assembly for damage due to failed HPC
We have determined that this (RRD) models Tay 650–15 and 651–54
OGV retaining bolts, and removal of turbofan engines with high pressure
engine from service if damage is proposed AD would not have federalism
implications under Executive Order compressor (HPC) outlet guide vane (OGV)
observed on the stage 12 rotor disc. retaining bolts part numbers (P/Ns) BLT3602,
• As terminating action to the 13132. This proposed AD would not DU909, and DU818 installed. These engines
repetitive inspections, removal from have a substantial direct effect on the are installed on, but not limited to Boeing
service of existing HPT rotor inner seal States, on the relationship between the 727 and Fokker F.28 Mark 0100 airplanes.
support assembly, HP compressor outlet National Government and the States, or
on the distribution of power and Unsafe Condition
guide vane (5-span), HP compressor
responsibilities among the various (d) This AD results from RRD relaxing the
outlet guide vane (6-span), HP rotor terminating action compliance time for Tay
thrust bearing housing assembly, and levels of government.
650–15 engines due to reassessment by RRD.
diffuser case assembly. For the reasons discussed above, I
We are proposing this AD to prevent an
The proposed AD would require that certify that the proposed regulation: uncontained failure of the HPC stage 11/12
you do these actions using the service 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory disc spacer, which could result in damage to
information described previously. action’’ under Executive Order 12866; the airplane.
2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the Compliance
Costs of Compliance DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures
There are about 400 Tay 650–15 and (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and (e) You are responsible for having the
actions required by this AD performed within
651–54 turbofan engines of the affected 3. Would not have a significant the compliance times specified unless the
design in the worldwide fleet. We economic impact, positive or negative, actions have already been done.
estimate that 105 engines installed on on a substantial number of small entities
airplanes of U.S. registry would be under the criteria of the Regulatory Initial Inspection
affected by this proposed AD. We also Flexibility Act. (f) Perform a borescope inspection of the
estimate that it would take about 3 work We prepared a summary of the costs rear side of the stage 12 rotor disc at or before
hours per engine to perform the to comply with this proposal and placed accumulating 8,000 cycles-since-new on the
proposed borescope inspection, and that OGV retaining bolts, or within 30 days from
it in the AD Docket. You may get a copy the effective date of this AD, whichever
the average labor rate is $65 per work of this summary by sending a request to occurs later. Use paragraph 3.A.(1) of the
hour. Required parts would cost about us at the address listed under Accomplishment Instructions of RRD
$3,200 per engine. We estimate that one ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘AD Docket No. Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) Tay–72–
third of the engines will have the parts 2001–NE–02–AD’’ in your request. 1483, Revision 2, dated October 20, 2000, to
replaced at time of engine overhaul. We do the inspection. If damage is observed on
also estimate that one third of the List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 the stage 12 rotor disc, remove the engine
engines will have the parts replaced Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation from service.
during an engine mid-life shop visit. We safety, Safety. Repetitive Inspections
also estimate that one third of the (g) Thereafter, perform repetitive borescope
The Proposed Amendment
engines will have the parts replaced at inspections of the rear side of the stage 12
an engine shop visit dedicated for these Accordingly, under the authority rotor disc no earlier than 1,800 and no later
parts replacements, at a cost of about delegated to me by the Administrator, than 2,200 cycles-since-last-inspection, or no
$90,000 per engine. Based on these the Federal Aviation Administration later than 18 months since-last-inspection,

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whichever occurs first. Use paragraph 3.A.(1) RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD would also be amended to provide that
of the Accomplishment Instructions of RRD a railroad employer’s request for
MSB Tay–72–1483, Revision 2, dated 20 CFR Part 320 reconsideration can be made in writing
October 20, 2000, to do the inspections. If or electronically.
damage is observed on the stage 12 rotor disc, RIN 3220–AB58
remove the engine from service. Collection of Information Requirements
Electronic Filing of Reconsideration
OGV Retaining Bolt Replacement Requests by Railroad Employers There is an information collection
(h) For engines that had OGV bolts impacted by the proposed rule:
replaced with new bolts P/Ns BLT3602, AGENCY: Railroad Retirement Board. In accordance with the Paperwork
DU909, and DU818 as specified in RRD SB ACTION: Proposed rule. Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C.
Tay–72–1484, dated November 15, 1999, or chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement
Revision 1, dated December 17, 1999, the SUMMARY: The Railroad Retirement Board (Board) has submitted the
initial and repetitive inspection Board (Board) proposes to amend its following proposal(s) for the collection
requirements, based on engine cycles-since- regulations to include the option of of information to the Office of
bolt installation, are the same as specified in electronic filing by railroad employers Management and Budget for review and
paragraphs (f) and (g) of this AD. of requests for reconsideration of initial approval.
Terminating Action decisions under the Railroad Summary of Proposal(s):
Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA). (1) Collection Title: RUIA Claims
(i) As terminating action for the
inspections required by this AD, do the Part 320 currently requires that Notification System.
following: reconsideration requests be submitted in (2) Form(s) Submitted: ID–4K, ID–4K
(1) Before November 1, 2007 for Tay 650– writing. The proposed rule would allow (Internet), ID–4E, ID–4E (Internet).
15 engines, and before October 1, 2012 for reconsideration requests to be made by (3) OMB Number: 3220–0171.
Tay 651–54 engines, remove from service the railroad employers either in writing or (4) Expiration Date of Current OMB
parts listed in the following Table 1: electronically. In addition, §§ 320.10(c) Clearance: 9/30/2005.
and 320.10(d) inadvertently contain (5) Type of Request: Revision of a
TABLE 1.—PARTS TO BE REMOVED inaccurate references. This proposed currently approved collection.
FROM SERVICE rule would correct those references. (6) Respondents: Business or other
DATES: Submit comments on or before for-profit.
Part No. Part name September 23, 2005. (7) Estimated Annual Number of
ADDRESSES: Address any comments
Respondents: 669.
JR12314A ...... HPT Rotor Inner Seal Sup- (8) Total Annual Responses: 18,700.
port Assembly. concerning this proposed rule to
(9) Total Annual Reporting Hours:
EU57842A ...... HP Compressor Outlet Beatrice Ezerski, Secretary to the Board,
339.
Guide Vane 5-Span. Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North
(10) Collection Description: Section
EU57843A ...... HP Compressor Outlet Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611–
Guide Vane 6-Span.
5(b) of the RUIA requires that effective
2092.
JR30962A ...... HP Rotor Thrust Bearing January 1, 1990, ‘‘* * * when a claim
Housing Assembly. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: for benefits is filed with the Board, the
JR30568A ...... Diffuser Case Assembly. Marguerite P. Dadabo, Assistant General Board shall provide notice of such claim
KB7106 .......... Tab Washer. General Counsel, (312) 751–4945, TTD to the claimant’s base-year employer or
EU12042 ........ Retaining Lock Plate. (312) 751–4701. employers and afford such employer or
DU818 ............ Hex Head Bolt. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Part 320 of employers an opportunity to submit
the Board’s regulations deals generally information relevant to the claim before
(2) Information on removing these parts with administrative review of initial making an initial determination on the
from service can be found in RRD MSB Tay– claim. When the Board initially
determinations of claims or requests for
72–1498, dated October 20, 2000, or RRD
MSB Tay–72–1498, Revision 1, dated waiver of recovery of overpayments determines to pay benefits to a claimant
December 1, 2000, or RRD SB Tay–72–1498, under the Railroad Unemployment under this Act, the Board shall provide
Revision 2, dated December 31, 2004. Insurance Act (RUIA). Currently, the notice of such determination to the
(j) After performing the actions specified in regulations require all requests for claimant’s base-year employer or
paragraph (i) of this AD, the inspections reconsideration of initial decisions to be employers.’’
specified in paragraphs (f) through (h) of this made in writing. The proposed rule The purpose of the RUIA Claims
AD are no longer required. would allow railroad employers to use Notification System is to provide to
Alternative Methods of Compliance updated technology, such as computers every unemployment and sickness
and e-mail, to request reconsideration of claimant’s base-year employer or
(k) The Manager, Engine Certification
Office, has the authority to approve an initial decision. Specifically, the current employer, notice of each claim
alternative methods of compliance for this Board proposes to amend section for benefits under the RUIA and to
AD if requested using the procedures found 320.10(a) to allow railroad employers to provide an opportunity for employers to
in 14 CFR 39.19. file requests for reconsideration under convey information relevant to the
the RUIA via an electronic program that proper adjudication of the claim.
Related Information
has been approved by the agency. Railroad employers currently receive
(l) Luftfhart Bundesamt airworthiness In addition, the proposed rule would notice of applications and claims by one
directive D–2004–365, dated January 31,
amend section 320.10(c) to change the of two options. The first option, Form
2005, also addresses the subject of this AD.
incorrect references to ‘‘§ 310.12’’ to the ID–4K, is a computer generated form
Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on correct references of ‘‘§ 320.12’’ in the letter notice of all unemployment
July 18, 2005. last two sentences of this section. applications, unemployment claims and
Jay J. Pardee, Section 320.10(d) is proposed to be sickness claims received from
Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, amended to change the incorrect employees of a railroad company on a
Aircraft Certification Service. reference to ‘‘§ 310.5’’ to the correct particular day. Forms Letters ID–4K are
[FR Doc. 05–14574 Filed 7–22–05; 8:45 am] reference of ‘‘§ 320.5’’ in the first mailed on a daily basis to officials
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P sentence of this section. This section designated by railroad employers.

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