[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
[Page 18416]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06939]



Federal Aviation Administration

Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee; Open Meeting

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee 
Open Meeting.


SUMMARY: 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, May 14, 2013, from 
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday, May 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 
p.m., at the National Housing Center, 1201 15th Street NW., Washington, 
DC 20005. This will be the 57th meeting of the COMSTAC.
    The proposed schedule for the COMSTAC working group meetings on May 
14 is below:

--Operations (8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.)
--Business/Legal (10:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.)
--Systems (1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.)
--Export Controls (3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.)

    The full Committee will meet on May 15. 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 Paul Eckert, COMSTAC Executive 
Director, (the Contact Person listed below) in writing (mail or email) 
by April 30, 2013, so that the information can be made available to 
COMSTAC members for their review and consideration before the May 14 
and 15 meetings. Written statements should be supplied in the following 
formats: one hard copy with original signature and/or one electronic 
copy via email.
    Subject to approval, a portion of the May 15th meeting will be 
closed to the public (starting at approximately 2:00 p.m.).
    An agenda will be posted on the FAA Web site at www.faa.gov/go/ast. 
For specific information concerning the times and locations of the 
COMSTAC working group meetings, contact the Contact Person listed 
    Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as 
sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should 
inform the Contact Persons listed below in advance of the meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Eckert, telephone (202) 267-8655; 
email [email protected], or Brenda Parker, telephone (202) 267-3674; 
email [email protected], FAA Office of Commercial Space 
Transportation (AST-3), 800 Independence Avenue SW., Room 331, 
Washington, DC 20591.
    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, March 19, 2013.
George C. Nield,
Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation.
[FR Doc. 2013-06939 Filed 3-25-13; 8:45 am]