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Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Human Space Flight Requirements for Crew and Space Flight Participants

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Notice and request for comments.


In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collection involves information demonstrating that a launch or reentry operation involving a human participant will meet the risk criteria and requirements to ensure public safety. The information to be collected is necessary for the FAA to assess crew qualification and training; for operators to inform space flight participants and crew members of the risks associated with launch and reentry activities; for the implementation of waiver of claims; and to ensure environmental control and life support systems and other systems adequately protect public health and safety.


Written comments should be submitted by August 12, 2019.


Please send written comments:

By Electronic Docket: (Enter docket number into search field).

By mail: Shirley McBride, Program Manager, AST-300; 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591.

By fax: 202-267-5463.

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Shirley McBride by email at:; phone: 202-267-7470.

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Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA's performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize or include your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this information collection.

OMB Control Number: 2120-0720.

Title: Same title as above.

Form Numbers: N/A.

Type of Review: Renewal.

Background: The FAA established requirements for human space flight of crew and space flight participants as required by the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004. The information collected is used by the FAA, a licensee or permittee, a space flight participant, or a crew member. The FAA uses the information to ensure that a launch or reentry operation involving a human on board a vehicle will meet the risk criteria and requirements to ensure public safety.

Respondents: All commercial space entities that propose to conduct a launch or reentry with flight crew or space flight participants on board must comply with this collection.

Frequency: Information is collected on occasion.

Estimated Average Burden per Response: 4 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 808 hours.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on June 4, 2019.

Kelvin B. Coleman,

Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Commercial Space Transportation.

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[FR Doc. 2019-12331 Filed 6-11-19; 8:45 am]