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Credit for Prior Accomplishment 1 of this AD is also acceptable for compliance


(g) Accomplishment of actions specified in with the corresponding requirements of this
the applicable service bulletin listed in Table AD.

TABLE 1.—CREDIT SERVICE BULLETINS


EMBRAER Service Bulletin Revision Date

145LEG–53–0015 ....................................................................................................................................... 01 September 1, 2004.


145–53–0049 .............................................................................................................................................. 01 September 1, 2004.
02 November 26, 2004.

Alternative Methods of Compliance The original NPRM resulted from a Washington 98055–4056; telephone
(AMOCs) report that the master dim and test (425) 917–6485; fax (425) 917–6590.
(h)(1) The Manager, International Branch, system circuit does not have wiring
ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
separation of the test ground signal for
FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs redundant equipment in the flight Comments Invited
for this AD, if requested in accordance with compartment. This action revises the
the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. original NPRM by adding a new We invite you to submit any relevant
(2) Before using any AMOC approved in written data, views, or arguments
accordance with 14 CFR 39.19 on any
concurrent action for certain airplanes,
extending the compliance time, and regarding this supplemental NPRM.
airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify
the appropriate principal inspector in the removing certain airplanes from Send your comments to an address
FAA Flight Standards Certificate Holding concurrent requirements. We are listed in the ADDRESSES section. Include
District Office. proposing this supplemental NPRM to the docket number ‘‘Docket No. FAA–
prevent a single fault failure in flight 2004–19245; Directorate Identifier
Related Information
from simulating a test condition and 2004–NM–108–AD’’ at the beginning of
(i) Brazilian airworthiness directive 2004– showing test patterns instead of the your comments. We specifically invite
05–03R1, effective September 16, 2005, also
selected radio frequencies on the comments on the overall regulatory,
addresses the subject of this AD.
communications panels, which could economic, environmental, and energy
Issued in Renton, Washington, on May 18, inhibit communication between the aspects of this supplemental NPRM. We
2006. flightcrew and the control tower, will consider all comments received by
Kevin M. Mullin, affecting the continued safe flight of the the closing date and may amend this
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane airplane. supplemental NPRM in light of those
Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. comments.
DATES: We must receive comments on
[FR Doc. E6–8121 Filed 5–25–06; 8:45 am] this supplemental NPRM by June 20, We will post all comments submitted,
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ADDRESSES: Use one of the following including any personal information you
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION addresses to submit comments on this provide. We will also post a report
supplemental NPRM. summarizing each substantive verbal
Federal Aviation Administration • Docket Web site: Go to http// contact with FAA personnel concerning
dms.dot.gov and follow the instructions this supplemental NPRM. Using the
14 CFR Part 39 for sending your comments search function of that Web site, anyone
electronically. can find and read the comments in any
[Docket No. FAA–2004–19245; Directorate
Identifier 2004–NM–108–AD] • Government-wide rulemaking Web of our dockets, including the name of
site: Go to http//www.regulations.gov the individual who sent the comment
RIN 2120–AA64 and follow the instructions for sending (or signed the comment on behalf of an
your comments electronically. association, business, labor union, etc.).
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing • Mail: Docket Management Facility; You may review the DOT’s complete
Model 737–300, –400, –500, –600, –700, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Privacy Act Statement in the Federal
–700C, –800, and –900 Series Airplanes Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Register published on April 11, 2000
AGENCY: Federal Aviation room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590. (65 FR 19477–78), or you may visit
Administration (FAA), Department of • Fax: (202) 493–2251. http//dms.dot.gov.
Transportation (DOT). • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on
Examining the Docket
the plaza level of the Nassif Building,
ACTION: Supplemental notice of
400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, You may examine the AD docket on
proposed rulemaking (NPRM);
DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday the Internet at http//dms.dot.gov, or in
reopening of comment period.
through Friday, except Federal holidays. person at the Docket Management
SUMMARY: The FAA is revising an earlier Contact Boeing Commercial Facility office between 9 a.m. and 5
proposed airworthiness directive (AD) Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, Seattle, p.m., Monday through Friday, except
for certain Boeing Model 737–300, –400, Washington 98124–2207, for service Federal holidays. The Docket
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–500, –600, –700, –700C, –800, and information identified in this proposed Management Facility office (telephone
–900 series airplanes. The original AD. (800) 647–5227) is located on the plaza
NPRM would have required modifying FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: level in the Nassif Building at the DOT
the wiring for the master dim and test Binh Tran, Aerospace Engineer, Systems street address stated in ADDRESSES.
system. For certain airplanes, the and Equipment Branch, ANM–130S, Comments will be available in the AD
original NPRM also proposed to require FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification docket shortly after the Docket
related concurrent actions as necessary. Office, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Management System receives them.

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Discussion Request To Delay Release of AD We have revised paragraphs (f), (g) and
Pending Release of Revised Service (h) of this supplemental NPRM to
We proposed to amend 14 CFR part Bulletins reference these revised service bulletins
39 with a notice of proposed rulemaking as applicable. Operators are welcome to
(NPRM) for an AD (the ‘‘original Boeing requests that the FAA delay
issuing the AD until the release of apply for an AMOC as specified in
NPRM’’) for certain Boeing Model 737– paragraph (i) of this supplemental
300, –400, –500, –600, –700, –700C, Revision 3 of Boeing Service Bulletin
737–33–1133. The commenter states NPRM.
–800 and –900 series airplanes. The
original NPRM was published in the that implementing Service Bulletin 737– Requests To Extend Compliance Time
Federal Register on October 5, 2004 (69 33–1133 at Revision 2, and To Modify Wiring
FR 59559). The original NPRM proposed implementing the associated concurrent The ATA, on behalf of its members,
to require modifying the wiring for the service bulletin (Boeing Service Bulletin American Airlines, United Airlines
master dim and test system. For certain 737–33–1121, Revision 1, dated (UAL), and US Airways, requests
airplanes, the original NPRM also December 19, 2002), would require extending the compliance time from 30
proposed to require related concurrent operators to perform unnecessary tasks. months to better match operators’
actions as necessary. The commenter also points out that heavy/base maintenance schedule. US
revising the service bulletin would help Airways suggests a 48-month
Relevant Service Information reduce the economic impact of the AD compliance time and states that the
by removing the unnecessary tasks. We proposed 30-month compliance time
We have reviewed Boeing Service
infer that the commenter wants the FAA doesn’t match maintenance cycles. UAL
Bulletin 737–33–1133, Revision 3, dated
to reference Revision 3 of the service also notes that the 30-month compliance
September 8, 2005. The service bulletin
bulletin. time will create an increase in the time
describes actions similar to those in We agree to reference Boeing Service
Boeing Service Bulletin 737–33–1133, needed for C-check visits. American
Bulletin 737–33–1133, Revision 3, dated Airlines suggests re-wording the
Revision 2, dated December 4, 2003, September 8, 2005, for the reasons
which was described in the original compliance time to ‘‘the next heavy
stated by the commenter. We have overhaul visit’’ to prevent unnecessary
NPRM as the applicable source of determined that this delay would have
service information for certain proposed financial hardship for the airlines.
no adverse effect on safety, and that We agree to extend the compliance
actions on certain airplanes. Revision 3 reference to Revision 3 would assist
also reduces the number of airplanes time. We have considered other similar
operators in complying with this actions and have determined that
subject to certain actions specified in supplemental NPRM. We have revised
Boeing Service Bulletin 737–33–1121, extending the compliance time to 48
paragraph (f) of this AD accordingly. months will not adversely affect safety.
Revision 1, dated December 19, 2002.
The NPRM refers to 737–33–1121 as the Requests From Operators To Delay We have revised paragraph (f) of this
applicable source of service information Release of the AD supplemental NPRM accordingly. We
for certain concurrent actions. do not agree to use ‘‘the next heavy
The Air Transport Association (ATA), overhaul visit,’’ since it is an imprecise
Boeing Special Attention Service on behalf of its member, Continental compliance time, and the definition of
Bulletin 737–33–1132, Revision 2, dated Airlines, requests that certain Boeing heavy overhaul visit can vary
September 8, 2005, describes actions service bulletins be revised or significantly between airplane
similar to Boeing Special Attention withdrawn as referenced service operators.
Service Bulletin 737–33–1132, Revision bulletins. Continental states that there
1, dated March 4, 2004, which was are multiple open issues (such as Requests To Give Credit for Airplanes
described in the original NPRM as the unnecessary steps for airplanes with Equipped With Aircraft
applicable source of service information certain different control panel Communication and Reporting System
for certain proposed actions on certain configurations) and complications with (ACARS)
other airplanes. Revision 2 also adds a those service bulletins. Continental The ATA, on behalf of UAL, requests
concurrent action for certain airplanes. further suggests that if the service that we give credit for airplanes
For certain airplanes, Service Bulletin bulletins are not revised, then the AD equipped with ACARS. UAL states that
737–33–1132, Revision 2, recommends should be delayed until the open issues the NPRM does not give credit for those
prior or concurrent accomplishment of with some of the Boeing service airplanes that are equipped with other
Boeing Service Bulletin 737–23–1102, bulletins are resolved. means of ground communication. UAL
dated June 3, 1999. Service Bulletin We agree that certain service bulletins explains that ACARS transmits data to
737–23–1102 describes procedures to referenced in the NPRM need revisions. an operator’s dispatch group through
replace the VHF and HF Since publication of the NPRM, some of the number 3 VHF system (VHF3),
communications panels with radio the affected service bulletins have been which is dedicated solely for ACARS
control panels. revised to address open issues and usage. The frequency tuning for VHF3 is
complications. However, we do not controlled by ACARS, not the VHF
Accomplishing the actions specified agree to delay the issuance of this AD control panel. UAL concludes that
in the service information is intended to until all the affected service bulletins ACARS provides an equivalent level of
adequately address the unsafe are revised. Compliance with some of safety for the purposes of the NPRM
condition. the other affected and un-revised service since the flightcrew is still able to
Comments bulletins may involve requesting communicate with the ground, even if
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alternative methods of compliance the fault occurs.


We have considered the following (AMOCs), since we have determined We partially agree with the
comments on the original NPRM. that it could affect safety if we wait for commenters that ACARS provides some
Supportive Comment the remaining affected service bulletins level of communication with the ground
to be revised. Boeing has also advised (usually the airplane operator’s dispatch
One commenter, Alaska Airlines, that it does not plan to revise a few of or ground support office) when the fault
supports the original NPRM. the remaining affected service bulletins. occurs. However, assuming the

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operator’s dispatch office is able to grouping for these EGPWS-modified Boeing service bulletins for automatic
establish a telephone line with the airplanes. The commenter states that direction finder (ADF) control panels,
relevant air traffic control (ATC) tower Service Bulletin 737–33–1132 has Selective Calling on the radio
or center, the delays in relaying instructions to terminate a wire (number communication system (SELCAL), and
information between the flightcrew and W149–045–22) to the navigation control engine instrument system (EIS), be
ATC via ACARS can be substantial. This panel. Continental adds that the wire made optional for airplanes without
fault also simulates a ‘‘test condition’’ has already been terminated at the MMR ADF, SELCAL, and EIS installed. The
that activates several flight control panel on airplanes modified by airline states that it does not have
annunciators, switches, and displays, so the EGPWS service bulletins. SELCAL installed in its fleet, nor does
that the selected communication We agree that provisions need to be
it operate any airplanes with an EIS
frequency cannot be determined from made for airplanes that have had
EGPWS installed in accordance with the system, and is currently in the process
the displays. This increases the
workload of the flightcrew and has an Boeing EGPWS service bulletins. Rather of removing all ADF control panels from
impact to the safety of the airplane than revising Service Bulletin 737–33– its fleet.
during the approach and landing phase 1132 to address EGPWS modifications, We agree that such actions should be
of flight. Therefore, the supplemental Boeing has issued Service Bulletin 737– optional for those airplanes without
NPRM has not been revised to allow 34–1924, dated October 17, 2005, to those systems installed. However,
credit for airplanes equipped with address wire changes and separation. Boeing has decided not to revise the
ACARS. Therefore Service Bulletin 737–33–1132 service bulletins (Boeing Service
does not need to be revised. We have Bulletins 737–33–1132, 737–77–1022,
Request To Revise Cost Estimate not changed the supplemental NPRM in and 737–77–1023 for non-EIS
The ATA, on behalf of UAL, requests this regard. However, if the commenter configurations and Boeing Service
that we revise the cost estimate of the believes there is still potential for Bulletin 737–33–1133 for non-SELCAL
modification in the NPRM. UAL states confusion or uncertainty, it is welcome
that Service Bulletin 737–33–1132 configurations) to address airplanes
to apply for an AMOC to use Service
estimates the modification to take 21 with these post-delivery wiring
Bulletin 737–34–1924 in accordance
work hours to complete, and the FAA with paragraph (i) of the supplemental modifications. It is not feasible to
estimates 14 work hours for the NPRM. address each operator’s configuration in
modification. UAL believes that the this supplemental NPRM. Operators
actual cost would be $1,740 per airplane Revise Service Bulletin To Remove may submit a request for an AMOC in
whereas we estimate it at $910 per Certain Requirements for Non- accordance with paragraph (i) of this
airplane. Integrated Audio Control Panels (ACPs) supplemental NPRM.
We disagree to revise the estimate of Continental Airlines and Southwest
the work hours since the cost estimate Airlines request that the Boeing Service Clarification of AMOC Paragraph
includes only the time necessary to Bulletins 737–33–1133 and 737–33– We have revised this supplemental
perform the specific actions actually 1121 be revised to make installing NPRM to clarify the appropriate
proposed by this supplementary NPRM. provisional wiring for lamp test procedure for notifying the principal
The service bulletin provides a work function an optional action for airplanes
inspector before using any approved
hour estimate that includes time needed equipped with non-integrated ACPs.
AMOC on any airplane to which the
to gain access to and close up the work Southwest states that Boeing indicated
area. Our estimates also typically do not that the wiring for the lamp test is only AMOC applies.
include incidental costs such as for fleet commonality for airplanes FAA’s Determination and Proposed
planning time, access/close-up time, or without integrated ACPs. Southwest Requirements of the Supplemental
other incidental or administrative believes that actions should not be NPRM
actions. However, since we published mandated for the sake of fleet
the original NPRM, we have revised our commonality. The changes discussed above expand
cost estimate of a work hour from $65 We agree that the provisional wiring the scope of the original NPRM;
to $80 to account for the increased cost for the lamp test function should not be therefore, we have determined that it is
of each work hour since we last revised required for the non-integrated ACPs. necessary to reopen the comment period
that cost estimate. The estimates in Cost Boeing has revised Service Bulletin to provide additional opportunity for
of Compliance have been revised 737–33–1133 so that the actions of public comment on this supplemental
accordingly. Service Bulletin 737–33–1121 will not NPRM.
be required concurrent action on
Request To Revise Service Bulletins To Costs of Compliance
airplanes that do not have integrated
Identify Airplanes With Enhanced
ACPs. The supplemental NPRM refers to
Ground Proximity Warning System There are about 2,868 airplanes of the
this revised service bulletin.
(EGPWS) affected design in the worldwide fleet.
Continental Airlines requests that Request To Accommodate Airplanes This supplemental NPRM would affect
Boeing Service Bulletin 737–33–1132 be With Certain Post-Delivery Wiring about 1,181 airplanes of U.S. registry.
revised to identify airplanes modified Changes The following table provides the
by Boeing’s EGPWS installation service Southwest Airlines requests that the estimated costs for U.S. operators to
bulletins and create an additional wiring installation listed within the comply with this supplemental NPRM.
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ESTIMATED COSTS
Average labor Cost per
Boeing Service Bulletin Work hours Parts
rate per hour airplane

737–33–1132, Revision 2 ................................................................................. 14 $80 Nominal ........ $1,120

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ESTIMATED COSTS—Continued
Average labor Cost per
Boeing Service Bulletin Work hours Parts
rate per hour airplane

737–33–1133, Revision 3 ................................................................................. 3 80 Nominal ........ 240

ESTIMATED CONCURRENT SERVICE BULLETIN COSTS


Number of
Boeing service bul- Average labor
Work hours Parts Cost per airplane U.S.-registered Fleet cost
letin rate per hour airplanes

737–26A1083, Revi- 185 ......................... $80 Between $30,000 Between $44,800 1 Between $44,800
sion 1. and $36,400. and $51,200. and $51,200.
737–33–1121, Revi- Between 5 and 6 ... 80 Between $200 and Between $600 and 83 Between $49,800
sion 1. $340. $820. and $68,060.
737–77–1022, Revi- 72 ........................... 80 No charge .............. $5,760 .................... 4 $23,040.
sion 1.
737–77–1023, Revi- Between 1 and 3 ... 80 Nominal .................. Between $80 and 26 Between $2,080
sion 1. $240. and $6,240.
737–23–1102 .......... 77 ........................... 80 $22,164 .................. $28,324 .................. 0 No fleet cost unless
an affected air-
plane is imported
and placed on
U.S. register.

Authority for This Rulemaking 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the Affected ADs
DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (b) None.
Title 49 of the United States Code (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue Applicability
3. Will not have a significant
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, economic impact, positive or negative, (c) This AD applies to Boeing Model 737–
Section 106, describes the authority of on a substantial number of small entities 300, –400, and –500 series airplanes
the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, under the criteria of the Regulatory identified in Boeing Special Attention
Aviation Programs, describes in more Service Bulletin 737–33–1132, Revision 2,
Flexibility Act.
detail the scope of the Agency’s dated September 8, 2005; and Model 737–
We prepared a regulatory evaluation 600, –700, –700C, –800, and –900 series
authority. of the estimated costs to comply with airplanes identified in Boeing Service
We are issuing this rulemaking under this supplemental NPRM and placed it Bulletin 737–33–1133, Revision 3, dated
the authority described in Subtitle VII, in the AD docket. See the ADDRESSES September 8, 2005; certificated in any
Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, section for a location to examine the category.
‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that regulatory evaluation.
Unsafe Condition
section, Congress charges the FAA with List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in (d) This AD results from a report that the
Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation master dim and test system circuit does not
air commerce by prescribing regulations have wiring separation of the test ground
for practices, methods, and procedures safety, Safety.
signal for redundant equipment in the flight
the Administrator finds necessary for The Proposed Amendment compartment. We are issuing this AD to
safety in air commerce. This regulation prevent a single fault failure in flight from
is within the scope of that authority Accordingly, under the authority simulating a test condition and showing test
because it addresses an unsafe condition delegated to me by the Administrator, patterns instead of the selected radio
that is likely to exist or develop on the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part frequencies on the communications panels,
products identified in this rulemaking 39 as follows: which could inhibit communication between
action. the flightcrew and the control tower,
PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS affecting the continued safe flight of the
Regulatory Findings DIRECTIVES airplane.

We have determined that this 1. The authority citation for part 39 Compliance
proposed AD would not have federalism continues to read as follows: (e) You are responsible for having the
implications under Executive Order Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. actions required by this AD performed within
13132. This proposed AD would not the compliance times specified, unless the
have a substantial direct effect on the § 39.13 [Amended] actions have already been done.
States, on the relationship between the 2. The Federal Aviation Modification
national Government and the States, or Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 (f) Within 48 months after the effective
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on the distribution of power and by adding the following new date of this AD: Modify the wiring for the
responsibilities among the various airworthiness directive (AD): master dim test system in accordance with
levels of government. Boeing: Docket No. FAA–2004–19245; the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing
For the reasons discussed above, I Directorate Identifier 2004–NM–108–AD. Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–33–
1132, Revision 2, dated September 8, 2005
certify that the proposed regulation: Comments Due Date (for Model 737–300, –400, and –500 series
1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory (a) The FAA must receive comments on airplanes); and Boeing Service Bulletin 737–
action’’ under Executive Order 12866; this AD action by June 20, 2006. 33–1133, Revision 3, dated September 8,

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2005 (for Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, Actions Required To Be Accomplished Prior do the actions specified in Table 1 of this AD,
and –900 series airplanes); as applicable. to or Concurrently With Paragraph (f) of as applicable.
This AD
(g) Prior to or concurrently with
accomplishment of paragraph (f) of this AD,

TABLE 1.—PRIOR/CONCURRENT ACTIONS


According to the Accomplishment Instructions
For— Accomplish all actions associated with— of—

Group 57 airplanes identified in Boeing Special Installing an engine instrument system (EIS) Boeing Service Bulletin 737–77–1022, Revi-
Attention Service Bulletin 737–33–1132, Re- and. sion 1, dated October 26, 1989.
vision 2, dated September 8, 2005.
Modifying the advisory system for the EIS ...... Boeing Service Bulletin 737–77–1023, Revi-
sion 1, dated November 9, 1989.
Group 37 and 46 airplanes identified in Boeing Installing wiring for the test system for the Boeing Service Bulletin 737–33–1121, Revi-
Service Bulletin 737–33–1133, Revision 3, audio control panel lamp. sion 1, dated December 19, 2002.
dated September 8, 2005.
Group 2 airplanes identified in Boeing Service Installing splice SP896 ..................................... Boeing Service Bulletin 737–26A1083, Revi-
Bulletin 737–33–1121, Revision 1, dated De- sion 1, dated November 15, 2001.
cember 19, 2002.
Group 39 airplanes identified in Boeing Service Installing a smoke detection and fire extin- Boeing Service Bulletin 737–26A1083, Revi-
Bulletin 737–33–1133, Revision 3, dated guishing system in the cargo compartment. sion 1, dated November 15, 2001.
September 8, 2005.
Group 59 airplanes identified in Boeing Special Replacing the VHF and HF communications Boeing Service Bulletin 737–23–1102, dated
Attention Service Bulletin 737–33–1132, Re- panels with radio control panels. June 3, 1999.
vision 2, dated September 8, 2005.

Actions Accomplished per Previous with the service bulletins identified in corresponding actions specified in this
Issue of Service Bulletins Table 2 of this AD are considered AD.
(h) Actions accomplished before the acceptable for compliance with the
effective date of this AD in accordance
TABLE 2.—PREVIOUS ISSUES OF SERVICE BULLETINS
Service Bulletin Revision level Date

Boeing Service Bulletin 737–33–1133 ......................................................................................................... Original ............. December 19,


2002.
Boeing Service Bulletin 737–33–1133 ......................................................................................................... Revision 1 ......... April 17, 2003.
Boeing Service Bulletin 737–33–1133 ......................................................................................................... Revision 2 ......... December 4, 2003.
Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–33–1132 ............................................................................. Original ............. March 20, 2003.
Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–33–1132 ............................................................................. Revision 1 ......... March 4, 2004.

Alternative Methods of Compliance CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY consider when assessing whether a
(AMOCs) COMMISSION product is defective or not. The
proposed revisions also clarify that
(i)(1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft 16 CFR Part 1115 compliance with voluntary or
Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the mandatory product safety standards
authority to approve AMOCs for this Substantial Product Hazard Reports may be considered by the Commission
AD, if requested in accordance with the AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety in making certain determinations under
procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Commission. section 15(b).1 In addition, the
(2) Before using any AMOC approved ACTION: Proposed revision to Commission may consider the adoption
in accordance with § 39.19 on any interpretative rule. of an interpretative regulation related to
airplane to which the AMOC applies, the statutory factors for the assessment
SUMMARY: Section 15(b) of the Consumer of civil penalties pursuant to section 20,
notify the appropriate principal
Product Safety Act, 15 U.S.C. 2064(b), CPSA (15 U.S.C. 2069(b), (c)). A
inspector in the FAA Flight Standards
requires manufacturers, distributors, separate Federal Register notice, if
Certificate Holding District Office. and retailers of consumer products to approved, will be issued for public
Issued in Renton, Washington, on May 15, report potential product hazards to the comment.
2006. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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DATES: The Office of the Secretary must


Kevin M. Mullin, The Commission publishes proposed
receive written comments not later than
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane revisions to its interpretative rule
June 26, 2006.
Dierctorate, Aircrft Certification Service. advising manufacturers, distributors,
[FR Doc. E6–8120 Filed 5–25–06; 8:45 am] and retailers how to comply with the 1 Commissioner Thomas H. Moore filed a
requirements of section 15(b). The statement which is available from the Office of the
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factors the Commission and staff www.cpsc.gov.

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