Proposed Rules

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      Proposed Rules                                                                                                Federal Register
                                                                                                                    Vol. 69, No. 217

                                                                                                                    Wednesday, November 10, 2004



      This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER                      • Mail: Docket Management Facility,                 your comments. We specifically invite
      contains notices to the public of the proposed          U.S. Department of Transportation, 400                comments on the overall regulatory,
      issuance of rules and regulations. The                  Seventh Street SW., Nassif Building,                  economic, environmental, and energy
      purpose of these notices is to give interested          room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590.                    aspects of the proposed AD. We will
      persons an opportunity to participate in the              • By fax: (202) 493–2251.                           consider all comments submitted by the
      rule making prior to the adoption of the final
      rules.
                                                                • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on                     closing date and may amend the
                                                              the plaza level of the Nassif Building,               proposed AD in light of those
                                                              400 Seventh Street SW., Washington,                   comments.
      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION                            DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday                    We will post all comments we
                                                              through Friday, except Federal holidays.              receive, without change, to http://
      Federal Aviation Administration                           For service information identified in               dms.dot.gov, including any personal
                                                              this proposed AD, contact Gulfstream                  information you provide. We will also
      14 CFR Part 39                                          Aerospace Corporation, P.O. Box 2206,                 post a report summarizing each
                                                              Mail Station D–25, Savannah, Georgia                  substantive verbal contact with FAA
      [Docket No. FAA–2004–19565; Directorate                                                                       personnel concerning this proposed AD.
      Identifier 2004–NM–104–AD]                              31402.
                                                                You can examine the contents of this                Using the search function of our docket
      RIN 2120–AA64                                           AD docket on the Internet at http://                  website, anyone can find and read the
                                                              dms.dot.gov, or in person at the Docket               comments in any of our dockets,
      Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream                    Management Facility, U.S. Department                  including the name of the individual
      Aerospace LP Model Galaxy and                           of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street                 who sent the comment (or signed the
      Gulfstream 200 Airplanes                                SW., room PL–401, on the plaza level of               comment on behalf of an association,
      AGENCY: Federal Aviation                                the Nassif Building, Washington, DC.                  business, labor union, etc.). You can
      Administration (FAA), DOT.                              This docket number is FAA–2004–                       review the DOT’s complete Privacy Act
      ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking                   19565; the directorate identifier for this            Statement in the Federal Register
      (NPRM).                                                 docket is 2004–NM–104–AD.                             published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR
                                                              FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
                                                                                                                    19477–78), or you can visit http://
      SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to adopt a                      Technical information: Dan Rodina,                  dms.dot.gov.
      new airworthiness directive (AD) for                                                                             We are reviewing the writing style we
                                                              Aerospace Engineer, International
      certain Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model                                                                         currently use in regulatory documents.
                                                              Branch, ANM–116, FAA, Transport
      Galaxy and Gulfstream 200 airplanes.                                                                          We are interested in your comments on
                                                              Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind
      This proposed AD would require                                                                                whether the style of this document is
                                                              Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington
      inspecting for incorrect torque of the                                                                        clear, and your suggestions to improve
                                                              98055–4056; telephone (425) 227–2125;
      retaining bolt of the aft trunnion of the                                                                     the clarity of our communications that
                                                              fax (425) 227–1149.                                   affect you. You can get more
      main landing gear (MLG), and for                          Plain language information: Marcia
      associated damage to certain                                                                                  information about plain language at
                                                              Walters, marcia.walters@faa.gov.                      http://www.faa.gov/language and http://
      components, and adjustments or repairs
                                                              SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:                            www.plainlanguage.gov.
      if necessary. This proposed AD is
      prompted by a report of a rumbling                      Docket Management System (DMS)                        Examining the Docket
      sound heard by the flightcrew during
                                                                 The FAA has implemented new                           You can examine the AD docket on
      takeoff, and the rumbling stopped after
                                                              procedures for maintaining AD dockets                 the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov, or in
      the MLG was retracted. We are
                                                              electronically. As of May 17, 2004, new               person at the Docket Management
      proposing this AD to prevent damage to
                                                              AD actions are posted on DMS and                      Facility office between 9 a.m. and 5
      the retaining bolt and bearing of the aft
      trunnion of the MLG, which could                        assigned a docket number. We track                    p.m., Monday through Friday, except
      result in reduced structural integrity of               each action and assign a corresponding                Federal holidays. The Docket
      the MLG and consequent reduced                          directorate identifier. The DMS AD                    Management Facility office (telephone
      controllability of the airplane on the                  docket number is in the form ‘‘Docket                 (800) 647–5227) is located on the plaza
      ground.                                                 No. FAA–2004–99999.’’ The Transport                   level of the Nassif Building at the DOT
                                                              Airplane Directorate identifier is in the             street address stated in the ADDRESSES
      DATES: We must receive comments on                      form ‘‘Directorate Identifier 2004–NM–                section. Comments will be available in
      this proposed AD by December 10,                        999–AD.’’ Each DMS AD docket also                     the AD docket shortly after the DMS
      2004.                                                   lists the directorate identifier (‘‘Old               receives them.
      ADDRESSES: Use one of the following                     Docket Number’’) as a cross-reference
                                                              for searching purposes.                               Discussion
      addresses to submit comments on this
      proposed AD.                                                                                                     The Civil Aviation Administration of
                                                              Comments Invited
         • DOT Docket Web site: Go to                                                                               Israel (CAAI), which is the
      http://dms.dot.gov and follow the                         We invite you to submit any relevant                airworthiness authority for Israel,
      instructions for sending your comments                  written data, views, or arguments                     notified us that an unsafe condition may
      electronically.                                         regarding this proposed AD. Send your                 exist on certain Gulfstream Model
         • Government-wide rulemaking web                     comments to an address listed under                   Galaxy and Gulfstream 200 airplanes.
      site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov                  ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–                  The CAAI advises that a rumbling
      and follow the instructions for sending                 2004–19565; Directorate Identifier                    sound was heard by the flightcrew of a
      your comments electronically.                           2004–NM–104–AD’’ at the beginning of                  Model Galaxy airplane during takeoff,


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      and the rumbling stopped after the main                 type design that are certificated for                 The Proposed Amendment
      landing gear (MLG) was retracted.                       operation in the United States.                         Accordingly, under the authority
      Investigation revealed excessive play                     Therefore, we are proposing this AD,                delegated to me by the Administrator,
      had occurred in the trunnion bearing of                 which would require accomplishing the                 the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part
      the left-hand MLG due to inadequate                     actions specified in Service Bulletin                 39 as follows:
      torque to retain the bearing. Inadequate                200–32A–213, except as discussed
      torque would allow the bearing to                       under ‘‘Difference Between the                        PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS
      migrate inside the bearing housing,                     Proposed AD and Service Information.’’                DIRECTIVES
      causing damage to the retaining bolt and
      bearing, which could result in reduced                  Difference Between the Proposed AD                      1. The authority citation for part 39
      structural integrity of the MLG and                     and Service Information                               continues to read as follows:
      consequent reduced controllability of                     Although Service Bulletin 200–32A–                    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.
      the airplane on the ground.                             213 specifies to submit a service reply               § 39.13   [Amended]
         The trunnion of the MLG on Model                     card to the manufacturer, this proposed                 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding
      Galaxy airplanes is the same on Model                   AD does not include such a                            the following new airworthiness
      Gulfstream 200 airplanes; therefore, the                requirement.                                          directive (AD):
      unsafe condition could exist on all of
      these airplanes.                                        Clarification of Inspection Type                      Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Formerly Israel
                                                                                                                        Aircraft Industries, Ltd.): Docket No.
      Relevant Service Information                              Service Bulletin 200–32A–213                            FAA–2004–19565; Directorate Identifier
                                                              specifies accomplishing a visual                          2004-NM–104-AD.
         Gulfstream has issued Alert Service                  inspection, but this proposed AD would
      Bulletin 200–32A–213, dated August 19,                  require a general visual inspection. A                Comments Due Date
      2003. The service bulletin applies to                   note has been added to define that                      (a) The Federal Aviation Administration
      airplanes on which the existing aft MLG                 inspection.                                           must receive comments on this AD action by
      washers have been replaced with                                                                               December 10, 2004.
      improved chamfered washers, as                          Costs of Compliance                                   Affected ADs
      specified in Gulfstream Service Bulletin                  This proposed AD would affect about                   (b) None.
      200–32–076, dated October 4, 2002.                      63 airplanes of U.S. registry. The
      Service Bulletin 200–32–076 specified                                                                         Applicability
                                                              proposed inspection would take about 1
      incorrect torque values and has been                    work hour per airplane, at an average                   (c) This AD applies to Gulfstream
      replaced with Service Bulletin 200–                                                                           Aerospace LP Model Galaxy and Gulfstream
                                                              labor rate of $65 per work hour. Based                200 Airplanes, serial numbers 004 through
      32A–213. Service Bulletin 200–32A–213                   on these figures, the estimated cost of               042 inclusive, on which Gulfstream Service
      describes procedures for a one-time                     the proposed inspection for U.S.                      Bulletin 200–32–076, dated October 4, 2002,
      visual inspection of the retaining bolt of              operators is $4,095, or $65 per airplane.             has been incorporated; certificated in any
      the aft trunnion of the MLG to ensure                                                                         category.
      that it is torqued correctly; inspecting                Regulatory Findings
      for associated damage to the bearing,                                                                         Unsafe Condition
                                                                We have determined that this
      washer, or bolt, and adjustments or                                                                              (d) This AD was prompted by a report of
                                                              proposed AD would not have federalism                 a rumbling sound heard by the flightcrew
      repairs if necessary. The adjustments                   implications under Executive Order                    during takeoff, and the rumbling stopped
      and repairs include re-torqueing the                    13132. This proposed AD would not                     after the main landing gear (MLG) was
      retaining bolt to the correct value, and                have a substantial direct effect on the               retracted. We are issuing this AD to prevent
      replacing any damaged components.                       States, on the relationship between the               damage to the retaining bolt and bearing of
         Accomplishing the actions specified                  national Government and the States, or                the aft trunnion of the MLG, which could
      in Service Bulletin 200–32A–213 is                      on the distribution of power and                      result in reduced structural integrity of the
      intended to adequately address the                      responsibilities among the various                    MLG and consequent reduced controllability
      unsafe condition. The CAAI mandated                                                                           of the airplane on the ground.
                                                              levels of government.
      the service information and issued                        For the reasons discussed above, I                  Compliance
      Israeli airworthiness directive 32–03–                  certify that the proposed regulation:                   (e) You are responsible for having the
      08–07, dated August 20, 2003, to ensure                                                                       actions required by this AD performed within
                                                                1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory
      the continued airworthiness of these                                                                          the compliance times specified, unless the
                                                              action’’ under Executive Order 12866;
      airplanes in Israel.                                                                                          actions have already been done.
                                                                2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the
      FAA’s Determination and Requirements                    DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures                Replacement/Inspection/Adjustments or
      of the Proposed AD                                      (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and                 Repairs
                                                                3. Will not have a significant                        (f) Within 50 flight hours after the effective
        These airplane models are                                                                                   date of this AD: Accomplish a general visual
      manufactured in Israel and are type                     economic impact, positive or negative,                inspection, as required by paragraphs (f)(1)
      certificated for operation in the United                on a substantial number of small entities             and (f)(2) of this AD, by doing all the actions
      States under the provisions of section                  under the criteria of the Regulatory                  specified in Gulfstream Alert Service Bulletin
      21.29 of the Federal Aviation                           Flexibility Act.                                      200–32A–213, dated August 19, 2003. Any
      Regulations (14 CFR 21.29) and the                        We prepared a regulatory evaluation                 adjustments or repairs must be accomplished
      applicable bilateral airworthiness                      of the estimated costs to comply with                 before further flight in accordance with the
                                                              this proposed AD. See the ADDRESSES                   service bulletin.
      agreement. Pursuant to this bilateral
                                                                                                                      (1) Inspect the retaining bolt of the aft
      airworthiness agreement, the CAAI has                   section for a location to examine the                 trunnion of the MLG to ensure that it is
      kept the FAA informed of the situation                  regulatory evaluation.                                correctly torqued.
      described above. We have examined the                                                                           (2) Inspect for associated damage to the
                                                              List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39
      CAAI’s findings, evaluated all pertinent                                                                      bearing, washer, or bolt of the MLG.
      information, and determined that we                       Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation                Note 1: For the purposes of this AD, a
      need to issue an AD for products of this                safety, Safety.                                       general visual inspection is: ‘‘A visual



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      examination of an interior or exterior area,            proposed AD is prompted by reports of                 999–AD.’’ Each DMS AD docket also
      installation, or assembly to detect obvious             cracking in the web of nose rib 7 of the              lists the directorate identifier (‘‘Old
      damage, failure, or irregularity. This level of         inner flap. We are proposing this AD to               Docket Number’’) as a cross-reference
      inspection is made from within touching                                                                       for searching purposes.
                                                              detect and correct cracking in the web
      distance unless otherwise specified. A mirror
      may be necessary to enhance visual access to            of nose rib 7, which could result in
                                                                                                                    Comments Invited
      all exposed surfaces in the inspection area.            rupture of the attachment fitting
      This level of inspection is made under                  between the inner flap and flap track no.                We invite you to submit any written
      normally available lighting conditions such             2, and consequent reduced structural                  relevant data, views, or arguments
      as daylight, hangar lighting, flashlight, or            integrity of the flap.                                regarding this proposed AD. Send your
      droplight and may require removal or                    DATES: We must receive comments on
                                                                                                                    comments to an address listed under
      opening of access panels or doors. Stands,                                                                    ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–
      ladders, or platforms may be required to gain
                                                              this proposed AD by December 10,
                                                              2004.                                                 2004–19566; Directorate Identifier
      proximity to the area being checked.’’                                                                        2004–NM–72–AD’’ at the beginning of
                                                              ADDRESSES:   Use one of the following                 your comments. We specifically invite
      No Reporting Requirement
                                                              addresses to submit comments on this                  comments on the overall regulatory,
        (g) Gulfstream Alert Service Bulletin 200–            proposed AD.
      32A–213, dated August 19, 2003, specifies to                                                                  economic, environmental, and energy
                                                                 • DOT Docket Web site: Go to                       aspects of the proposed AD. We will
      submit a service reply card to the
                                                              http://dms.dot.gov and follow the                     consider all comments submitted by the
      manufacturer, but this AD does not include
      that requirement.                                       instructions for sending your comments                closing date and may amend the
                                                              electronically.                                       proposed AD in light of those
      Alternative Methods of Compliance                          • Government-wide rulemaking Web                   comments.
      (AMOCs)                                                 site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov                   We will post all comments we
        (h) The Manager, International Branch,                and follow the instructions for sending               receive, without change, to http://
      ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate,                your comments electronically.
      FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs                                                                       dms.dot.gov, including any personal
                                                                 • Mail: Docket Management Facility,                information you provide. We will also
      for this AD, if requested in accordance with            U.S. Department of Transportation, 400
      the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.                                                                         post a report summarizing each
                                                              Seventh Street SW., Nassif Building,                  substantive verbal contact with FAA
      Related Information                                     room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590.                    personnel concerning this proposed AD.
        (i) Israeli airworthiness directive 32–03–               • By fax: (202) 493–2251.                          Using the search function of our docket
      08–07, dated August 20, 2003, also addresses               • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on                    Web site, anyone can find and read the
      the subject of this AD.                                 the plaza level of the Nassif Building,               comments in any of our dockets,
        Issued in Renton, Washington, on                      400 Seventh Street SW., Washington,                   including the name of the individual
      November 1, 2004.                                       DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday                 who sent the comment (or signed the
      Kalene C. Yanamura,                                     through Friday, except Federal holidays.              comment on behalf of an association,
      Acting Manager, Transport Airplane                         For service information identified in
                                                                                                                    business, labor union, etc.). You can
      Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.            this proposed AD, contact Airbus, 1
                                                                                                                    review the DOT’s complete Privacy Act
      [FR Doc. 04–25029 Filed 11–9–04; 8:45 am]               Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707
                                                                                                                    Statement in the Federal Register
                                                              Blagnac Cedex, France.
      BILLING CODE 4910–13–P                                                                                        published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR
                                                                 You can examine the contents of this
                                                                                                                    19477–78), or you can visit http://
                                                              AD docket on the Internet at http://
                                                                                                                    dms.dot.gov.
      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION                            dms.dot.gov, or in person at the Docket                  We are reviewing the writing style we
                                                              Management Facility, U.S. Department                  currently use in regulatory documents.
      Federal Aviation Administration                         of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street                 We are interested in your comments on
                                                              SW., room PL–401, on the plaza level of               whether the style of this document is
      14 CFR Part 39                                          the Nassif Building, Washington, DC.                  clear, and your suggestions to improve
                                                              FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:                      the clarity of our communications that
      [Docket No. FAA–2004–19566; Directorate
      Identifier 2004–NM–72–AD]
                                                                 Technical information: Dan Rodina,                 affect you. You can get more
                                                              Aerospace Engineer, International                     information about plain language at
      RIN 2120–AA64                                           Branch, ANM–116, FAA, Transport                       http://www.faa.gov/language and http://
                                                              Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind                       www.plainlanguage.gov.
      Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model                  Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington
      A300 B2 and A300 B4 Series Airplanes;                   98055–4056; telephone (425) 227–2125;                 Examining the Docket
      and Model A300 B4–600, B4–600R, and                     fax (425) 227–1149.                                     You can examine the AD docket on
      F4–600R Series Airplanes, and Model                        Plain language information: Marcia                 the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov, or in
      C4–605R Variant F Airplanes                             Walters, marcia.walters@faa.gov.                      person at the Docket Management
      (Collectively Called A300–600)                          SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:                            Facility office between 9 a.m. and 5
      AGENCY: Federal Aviation                                                                                      p.m., Monday through Friday, except
                                                              Docket Management System (DMS)
      Administration (FAA), DOT.                                                                                    Federal holidays. The Docket
      ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking                     The FAA has implemented new                         Management Facility office (telephone
      (NPRM).                                                 procedures for maintaining AD dockets                 (800) 647–5227) is on the plaza level of
                                                              electronically. As of May 17, 2004, new               the Nassif Building at the DOT street
      SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to adopt a                    AD actions are posted on DMS and                      address stated in the ADDRESSES section.
      new airworthiness directive (AD) for                    assigned a docket number. We track                    Comments will be available in the AD
      certain Airbus airplanes as listed above.               each action and assign a corresponding                docket shortly after the DMS receives
      This proposed AD would require                          directorate identifier. The DMS AD                    them.
      repetitively inspecting for cracking in                 docket number is in the form ‘‘Docket
      the web of nose rib 7 of the inner flap                 No. FAA–2004–99999.’’ The Transport                   Discussion
      on the wings, and related investigative/                Airplane Directorate identifier is in the                              ´ ´
                                                                                                                      The Direction Generale de l’Aviation
      corrective actions if necessary. This                   form ‘‘Directorate Identifier 2004–NM–                Civile (DGAC), which is the


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