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Notice of Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee Teleconference.


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 teleconference of the Operations Working Group (OWG) of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The teleconference will take place on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, starting at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Individuals who plan to participate should contact Susan Lender, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), (the Contact Person listed below) by phone or email for the teleconference call in number. The proposed agenda for this teleconference is to follow up on actions from the May 10-11, 2012, COMSTAC meeting, and the July 17, 2012, OWG teleconference. These issues include:

  • Continuing the discussion of on-orbit authority for the FAA and receive a report from the smaller working group tasked to explore case studies;
  • Receiving preliminary results from reopening the survey on launch site licensing;
  • Updating information on international activities; and
  • Exploring the issue of China's proposal for launch vehicle international standards and best practices.

Interested members of the public may submit relevant written statements for the COMSTAC working group members to consider under the advisory process. Statements may concern the issues and agenda items mentioned above or additional issues that may be relevant for the U.S. commercial space transportation industry. Interested parties wishing to submit written statements should contact Susan Lender, DFO, (the Contact Person listed below) in writing (mail or email) by September 5, 2012, so that the information can be made available to COMSTAC members for their review and consideration before the September 12, 2012, teleconference. Written statements should be supplied in the following formats: One hard copy with original signature or one electronic copy via email.

An agenda will be posted on the FAA Web site at

Individuals who plan to participate and need special assistance should inform the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.


Susan Lender (AST-5), Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST), 800 Independence Avenue SW., Room 331, Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 267-8029; Email Complete information regarding COMSTAC is available on the FAA Web site at:

Issued in Washington, DC, August 7, 2012.

George C. Nield,

Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation.

[FR Doc. 2012-19906 Filed 8-13-12; 8:45 am]