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Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Notice of petition for exemption received.

SUMMARY:

This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.

DATE:

Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number involved and must be received on or before March 24, 2010.

ADDRESSES:

You may send comments identified by Docket Number FAA-2009-1087 using any of the following methods:

  • Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically.
  • Mail: Send comments to the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590.
  • Fax: Fax comments to the Docket Management Facility at 202-493-2251.
  • Hand Delivery: Bring comments to the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

Privacy: We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. Using the search function of our docket web site, anyone can find and read the comments received into any of our dockets, including the name of the individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78).

Docket: To read background documents or comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or to the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Brenda Sexton, Program Analyst, Office of Rulemkaing—Aircraft and Airport Rules Division, 202-267-3664. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on March 1, 2010.

Pamela Hamilton-Powell,

Director, Office of Rulemaking.

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Petition for Exemption

Docket No.: FAA-2009-1087.

Petitioner: Terrafugia, Inc.

Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR part 1 § 1.1.

Description of Relief Sought: Petition for exemption from the Federal Aviation Regulations, 14 CFR 1.1, definition of a light-sport aircraft (LSA) to permit an additional weight allowance for a four wheel LSA with folding wings intended for operation on public roadways (i.e., roadable aircraft). For their roadable design to meet the applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and still maintain an equivalent useful load to other LSA, the petitioner has requested a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 1474 pounds (670 kg). This petition is significantly different than previous requests for exemption to the LSA weight limitations, as the vehicle design is unique and must simultaneously meet both sets of dissimilar standards for LSA and road vehicles.

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[FR Doc. 2010-4496 Filed 3-3-10; 8:45 am]

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