[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 231 (Friday, November 30, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 71474]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28994]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee--Charter 
Renewal

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Announcement of Charter Renewal of the Commercial Space 
Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC).

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SUMMARY: FAA announces the charter renewal of the COMSTAC, a Federal 
Advisory Committee that provides information, advice, and 
recommendations to the Department of Transportation and the 
Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the 
critical matters facing the U.S. commercial space transportation 
industry. This charter renewal will take effect on November 16, 2012, 
and will expire after 2 years.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Eckert, COMSTAC Designated 
Federal Officer/Executive Director, FAA, Commercial Space 
Transportation, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Rm. 331, Washington, DC 
20591, telephone (202) 267-8655, Email paul.eckert@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), FAA is giving notice of the 
charter renewal for the COMSTAC. The primary goals of COMSTAC are to: 
evaluate economic, technological, and institutional developments 
relating to the U.S. commercial space transportation industry; provide 
a forum for the discussion of problems involving the relationship 
between industry activities and government requirements; and make 
recommendations to the FAA Administrator on issues and approaches for 
Federal policies and programs regarding the industry. COMSTAC 
membership consists of senior executives from the commercial space 
transportation industry; representatives from the satellite industry, 
both manufacturers and users; state and local government officials; 
representatives from firms providing insurance, financial investment 
and legal services for commercial space activities; and representatives 
from academia, space advocacy organizations, and industry associations. 
Complete information regarding COMSTAC is available on the FAA Web site 
at: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ast/advisory_committee/.

    Issued in Washington, DC, November 7, 2012.
George C. Nield,
Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation.
[FR Doc. 2012-28994 Filed 11-29-12; 8:45 am]
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