Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.
Final rule; technical amendment.
This action corrects reference errors that appeared in a final rule the FAA published in the Federal Register on August 25, 2006. The final rule amended commercial space transportation regulations governing the launch of expendable launch vehicles. In that final rule, the FAA inadvertently referenced incorrect sections. The intent of this action is to correct this minor error in the regulation to ensure the requirement is clear and accurate.
Effective October 27, 2008.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
René Rey, Licensing and Safety Division, AST-200, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267-7538; e-mail Rene.Rey@faa.gov. For questions regarding legal interpretation, contact Laura Montgomery, AGC-200, (202) 267-3150; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On August 25, 2006, the FAA published a final rule in the Federal Register (71 FR 50537) that, among other changes, amended § 417.25(c)(3). The FAA inadvertently referenced incorrect sections in 14 CFR 417.25(c)(3). As published, this provision requires a post launch report to identify any flight environment not consistent with the maximum predicted environment as required by § 417.307(b) and any measured wind profiles not consistent with the predictions used for the launch, as required by § 417.217(d)(2). These references are incorrect. They should refer launch operators to Appendix D 417.7(b) and Appendix A 417.7(g)(3), respectively.
This amendment will not impose any additional restrictions on operators affected by these regulations.
This technical amendment corrects the references in § 417.25(c)(3).
Justification for Immediate Adoption
Because this action merely corrects a reference made in the published rule, the FAA finds that notice and public comment under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) is not necessary. For the same reason, the FAA finds good cause exists under 5 U.S.C. 553(d) for making this rule effective upon publication.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 417
- Aviation safety
- Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
- Space transportation and exploration
Accordingly, Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 417 is amended as follows:End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 417—LAUNCH SAFETYEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 417 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. Amend § 417.25 by revising paragraph (c)(3) to read as follows:End Amendment Part
(c) * * *
(3) For the launch of launch vehicle flown with a flight safety system, identify any flight environment not consistent with the maximum predicted environment as required by D 417.7(b) and any measured wind profiles not consistent with the predictions used for the launch, as required by § 417.7(g)(3); and
Issued in Washington, DC on October 22, 2008.
Director, Office of Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. E8-25506 Filed 10-24-08; 8:45 am]
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