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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Notice of Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee open meeting.


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 Tuesday, October 25, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC 20594. This will be the 64th meeting of the COMSTAC.

The proposed schedule for the COMSTAC working group meetings on October 25th and 26th is below:

—International Space Policy (Oct 25 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.)

—Business/Legal (Oct 25 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.)

—Standards (Oct 26 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.)

—Operations (Oct 26 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)

The full Committee will meet on October 26, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The proposed agenda for that meeting features speakers relevant to the commercial space transportation industry; and reports and recommendations from the working groups.

Interested members of the public may submit relevant written statements for the COMSTAC members to consider under the advisory process. Statements may concern the issues and agenda items mentioned above and/or additional issues that may be relevant for the U.S. commercial space transportation industry. Interested parties wishing to submit written statements should contact Michael Beavin, COMSTAC Executive Director, (the contact person listed below) and Designated Federal Officer in writing (mail or email) by October 14, 2016, so that the information can be made available to COMSTAC members for their review and consideration before the October 25-26, 2016 meeting. Written statements should be supplied in the following formats: one hard copy with original signature and/or one electronic copy via email.

An agenda will be posted on the FAA Web site at​go/​ast. For specific information concerning the times and locations of the COMSTAC working group 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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Michael Beavin, telephone (202) 267-9051; email, FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Room 331, Washington, DC 20591.

Complete information regarding COMSTAC is available on the FAA Web site at:​about/​office_​org/​headquarters_​offices/​ast/​advisory_​committee/​.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on September 8, 2016.

George C. Nield,

Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation.

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[FR Doc. 2016-22136 Filed 9-15-16; 8:45 am]