[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 218 (Wednesday, November 12, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 67054-67055]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-26626]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 43

[Docket No. FAA-2000-8017, Amdt. No. 43-38A]
RIN 2120-AH11


Disposition of Life Limited Aircraft Parts; Technical Amendment

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is correcting a final rule published in the Federal 
Register on January 15, 2002 (67 FR 2110). In that rule, the FAA 
amended its regulations to require that all persons who remove any 
life-limited aircraft part safely control that part, to deter the 
installation of that part after it has reached its life limit. The rule 
reduced the risk of life-limited parts being used

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beyond their life limits. The rule also required that type certificate 
and design approval holders of life-limited parts provide instructions 
on how to mark a part indicating its current status, when requested by 
persons removing such a part. This document corrects error in the 
codified text of that document.

DATES: This amendment becomes effective: November 12, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical questions concerning 
this action, contact Marcus Cunningham, Flight Standards Service, AFS-
300, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-1694, facsimile (202) 267-
1736, or email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Good Cause for Immediate Adoption Without Prior Notice

    Section 553(b)(3)(B) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 
U.S.C. 551 et seq.) authorizes agencies to dispense with notice and 
comment procedures for rules when the agency for ``good cause'' finds 
that those procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to 
the public interest.'' Under this section, an agency, upon finding good 
cause, may issue a final rule without seeking comment prior to the 
rulemaking.
    Section 553(d)(3) of the Administrative Procedure Act requires that 
agencies publish a rule not less than 30 days before its effective 
date, except as otherwise provided by the agency for good cause found 
and published with the rule.
    This document is correcting an error that is in 14 CFR 43.10(c)(6). 
This correction will not impose any additional restrictions on the 
persons affected by these regulations. Furthermore, any additional 
delay in making the regulations correct would be contrary to the public 
interest. Accordingly, the FAA finds that (i) public comment on these 
standards prior to promulgation is unnecessary, and (ii) good cause 
exists to make this rule effective in less than 30 days.

Background

    On January 15, 2002, the FAA published a final rule entitled, 
``Safe Disposition of Life Limited Aircraft Parts'' (67 FR 2110).
    In that final rule, the FAA revised the regulations to require that 
all persons who remove any life-limited aircraft part to safely control 
that part to deter the installation of that part after it has reached 
its life limit. When published, a typographical error was created and 
the word ``product'' was inadvertently replaced with the word 
``produce'' in 14 CFR 43.10(c)(6).

Technical Amendment

    The technical amendment will replace the word ``produce'' with the 
word ``product'' in Sec.  43.10(c)(6).
    Because the changes in this technical amendment result in no 
substantive change, we find good cause exists under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) 
to make the amendment effective in less than 30 days.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 43

    Aircraft, Aviation safety, Life-limited parts, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

The Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends chapter I of title 14, Code of Federal 
Regulations as follows:

PART 43--MAINTENANCE, PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, REBUILDING, AND 
ALTERATION

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1. The authority citation for part 43 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701, 44703, 44705, 44707, 
44711, 44713, 44717, 44725.


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2. Revise Sec.  43.10(c)(6) to read as follows:


Sec.  43.10  Disposition of life-limited aircraft parts.

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    (c) * * *
    (6) Mutilation. The part may be mutilated to deter its installation 
in a type certificated product. The mutilation must render the part 
beyond repair and incapable of being reworked to appear to be 
airworthy.
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    Issued under authority of 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 44701(a), and 44707 
in Washington, DC, on November 5, 2014.
Lirio Liu,
Director, Office of Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2014-26626 Filed 11-10-14; 8:45 am]
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