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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Notice of Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee Open Meeting. Important. Please note that the meeting date has changed from Thursday, May 22nd to Wednesday, May 21st.


Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 21, 2003, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters Building, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC, in the Bessie Coleman Conference Center, 2nd Floor. This will be the thirty-seventh meeting of the COMSTAC.

The agenda for the meeting will include a briefing on legislative strategies for space, and an activities report from FAA's Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (formerly the Office of Commercial Space Transportation [60 FR 62762, December 7, 1995]), including an update on the newly-established FAA Commercial Space Transportation Safety office at Patrick Air Force Base. Meetings of the COMSTAC Working Groups (Technology and Innovation, Reusable Launch Vehicle, Risk Management, and Launch Operations and Support) will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2003. For specific information concerning the times and locations of these meetings, contact the Contact Person listed below.

Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should inform the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

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Brenda Parker (AST-200), Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST), 800 Independence Avenue SW., Room 331, Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 385-4713; E-mail

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Issued in Washington, DC, April 11, 2003.

Patricia G. Smith,

Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation.

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[FR Doc. 03-9887 Filed 4-21-03; 8:45 am]