Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT).
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. This AD requires replacing the Gask-O-Seal in the coupling of the refuel/defuel shut-off valves. This AD results from a report that Gask-O-Seals that did not incorporate an integral restrictor to limit fuel flow rate and fuel pressure during refueling were installed on certain airplanes. We are issuing this AD to prevent a buildup of excessive static charge, which could create an ignition source inside the fuel tank.
This AD becomes effective March 1, 2006.
The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of March 1, 2006.
You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street SW., Nassif Building, room PL-401, Washington, DC.
Contact Bombardier, Inc., Canadair, Aerospace Group, P.O. Box 6087, Station Centre-ville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3G9, Canada, for service information identified in this AD.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Rocco Viselli, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe and Propulsion Branch, ANE-171, FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, New York 11590; telephone (516) 228-7331; fax (516) 794-5531.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Examining the Docket
You may examine the airworthiness directive (AD) docket on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket Management Facility office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Management Facility office (telephone (800) 647-5227) is located on the plaza level of the Nassif Building at the street address stated in the ADDRESSES section.
The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on October 27, 2005 (70 FR 61920). That NPRM proposed to require replacing the Gask-O-Seal in the coupling of the refuel/defuel shut-off valves.
We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the development of this AD. We have considered the single comment received.
Request To Reference Latest Issue of Service Bulletin
One commenter requests that the NPRM reference Bombardier Alert Service Bulletin A601R-28-064, Revision ‘A,’ dated September 15, 2005 (Bombardier Alert Service Bulletin A601R-28-064, dated April 21, 2005, was referenced as the appropriate source of service information for doing the actions in the NPRM). The commenter notes that Revision ‘A’ of the alert service bulletin is the latest issue with updated information.
We agree with the commenter. The actions in Revision ‘A’ of the alert service bulletin are essentially the same as the actions in the original issue. We have revised this AD to reference Revision ‘A’ of the alert service bulletin. We have also added paragraph (g) to this AD to give credit for actions done in accordance with the original issue of the alert service bulletin and reidentified subsequent paragraphs accordingly.
We have carefully reviewed the available data, including the comment received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD with the changes described previously. We have determined that these changes will neither increase the economic burden on any operator nor increase the scope of the AD.
Costs of Compliance
The following table provides the estimated costs for U.S. operators to comply with this AD.
|Action||Work hours||Average labor rate per hour||Parts||Cost per airplane||Number of U.S.- registered airplanes||Fleet cost|
Authority for This Rulemaking
Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the Agency's authority.
We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in subtitle VII, part A, subpart III, section 44701, “General requirements.” Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action.
We have determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the National Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government.
For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD:
(1) Is not a “significant regulatory action” under Executive Order 12866;
(2) Is not a “significant rule” under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and
(3) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to comply with this AD and placed it in the AD docket. See the ADDRESSES section for a location to examine the regulatory evaluation.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39End List of Subjects
Adoption of the AmendmentStart Amendment Part
Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amendsEnd Amendment Part Start Part
PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVESEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
2. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD):End Amendment Part
2006-02-10 Bombardier, Inc. (Formerly Canadair): Amendment 39-14462. Docket No. FAA-2005-22793; Directorate Identifier 2005-NM-161-AD.
(a) This AD becomes effective March 1, 2006.
(c) This AD applies to Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes, certificated in any category, as specified in paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2) of this AD.
(1) Airplanes having serial numbers 7003 through 7067 inclusive and 7069 through 7939 inclusive on which Bombardier Service Bulletin 601R-28-053, dated July 12, 2004, has been accomplished.
(2) Airplanes having serial numbers 7940 through 7988 inclusive.
(d) This AD results from a report that Gask-O-Seals that did not incorporate an integral restrictor to limit fuel flow rate and fuel pressure during refueling were installed on certain airplanes. We are issuing this AD to prevent a buildup of excessive static charge, which could create an ignition source inside the fuel tank.
(e) You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD performed within the compliance times specified, unless the actions have already been done.
(f) Within 550 flight hours after the effective date of this AD, replace the Gask-O-Seal in the coupling of the refuel/defuel shut-off valves by doing all the actions specified in the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Alert Service Bulletin A601R-28-064, Revision ‘A,’ dated September 15, 2005.
Replacement Accomplished According to Previous Issue of Service Bulletin
(g) Replacements accomplished before the effective date of this AD in accordance with Bombardier Alert Service Bulletin A601R-28-064, dated April 21, 2005, are considered acceptable for compliance with the corresponding action specified in this AD.
(h) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install a Gask-O-Seal, part number 202297, on any airplane.
Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)
(i)(1) The Manager, New York Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested in accordance with the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.
(2) Before using any AMOC approved in accordance with 14 CFR 39.19 on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify the appropriate principal inspector in the FAA Flight Standards Certificate Holding District Office.
(j) Canadian airworthiness directive CF-2005-18, dated June 9, 2005, also addresses the subject of this AD.
Material Incorporated by Reference
(k) You must use Bombardier Alert Service Bulletin A601R-28-064, Revision ‘A,’ dated September 15, 2005, to perform the actions that are required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this document in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Contact Bombardier, Inc., Canadair, Aerospace Group, P.O. Box 6087, Station Centre-ville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3G9, Canada, for a copy of this service information. You may review copies at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street SW., room PL-401, Nassif Building, Washington, DC; on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov; or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at the NARA, call (202) 741-6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.Start Signature
Issued in Renton, Washington, on January 13, 2006.
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 06-617 Filed 1-24-06; 8:45 am]
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