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Notification of Policy Revisions and Requests for Comments on the Percentage of Fabrication and Assembly that Must be Completed by an Amateur Builder To Obtain an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate for an Amateur-Built Aircraft; Extension of Comment Period

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation.

ACTION:

Notice; extension of comment period.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces a second extension of the comment period for the proposed revisions to Chapter 4, Special Airworthiness Certification, Section 9 of the FAA Order 8130.2F, Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft and Related Products, and Advisory Circular (AC) 20-27G, Certification and Operation of Amateur-Built Aircraft. These and other related documents are located on the FAA main Web page. The Web link is: http://www.faa.gov/​aircraft/​draft_​docs/​display_​docs/​index.cfm?​Doc_​Type=​Pubs.

DATES:

Please submit your comments on or before December 15, 2008.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit your comments via e-mail to miguel.vasconcelos@faa.gov, via fax to (202) 267-8850 (ATTN: Miguel Vasconcelos, AIR-230), via mail or hand delivery to: Production and Airworthiness Division (AIR-200), Federal Aviation Administration (Room 815), 800 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591, ATTN: Miguel Vasconcelos.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Frank Paskiewicz, Manager, Production and Airworthiness Division, AIR-200, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591; Telephone number: (202) 267-8361.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On July 15, 2008 (73 FR 40652), the FAA published a notice requesting comments on proposed changes to FAA Order 8130.2F and Advisory Circular (AC) 20-27G, as well as comments on the percentage of fabrication and assembly that must be completed by an amateur builder to obtain an experimental airworthiness certificate for an amateur-built aircraft; The comment close date of August 15, 2008 was not specifically posted in that notice and was only available on the FAA website, also commenters requested more review time. As a result, the FAA decided to extend the comment period by 45 days to September 30, 2008. However, the reference materials (Order and AC) may have been inadvertently removed from the FAA's Web site for several days during the full 45 day comment period (August 15 until September 30). Therefore, the FAA has decided to reopen the comment period for an additional 45 days. This extension will allow the public to participate in the process and provide the FAA with more in-depth comments on the proposed changes.

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Issued in Washington, DC on October 28, 2008.

Frank Paskiewicz,

Manager, Production and Airworthiness Division.

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[FR Doc. E8-26021 Filed 10-30-08; 8:45 am]

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