[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 143 (Friday, July 25, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 43240]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-17528]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 91

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0396]

Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of interpretation with request for comment; Extension of 
comment period.


SUMMARY: The FAA is extending the comment period on its Interpretation 
of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft that was published on June 25, 

DATES: The comment period for the notice of interpretation published 
June 25, 2014 (79 FR 36172), is extended. Comments must be received on 
or before September 23, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by docket number FAA-2014-
0396 using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
     Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M-30; U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building 
Ground Floor, Room W12-140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 
     Hand Delivery: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room 
W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.

International Law, Legislation, and Regulations Division, Office of the 
Chief Counsel, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue 
SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267-3073; email: 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA published a notice of interpretation 
with request for comment in the Federal Register on June 25, 2014 (79 
FR 36172) that discussed the FAA's interpretation of the Special Rule 
for Model Aircraft established in section 336 of the FAA Modernization 
and Reform Act of 2012. The notice requested that interested parties 
submit written comments by July 25, 2014.
    On July 16, 2014, the Academy of Model Aeronautics submitted a 
request to extend the comment period by 60 days, citing the need to 
``educate the aeromodeling community, clarify the issues, and respond 
to questions regarding the impact that the interpretive rule has on 
various aspects of the modeling activity.'' The FAA agrees that 
additional time for the submission of comments would be helpful, and 
therefore has decided to extend the comment period until September 23, 
2014. The FAA expects that the additional time for comments will allow 
the affected community to prepare meaningful comments which will help 
the FAA to determine what clarifications to the interpretation may be 

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 22, 2014.
Mark W. Bury,
Assistant Chief Counsel for International Law, Legislation, and 
[FR Doc. 2014-17528 Filed 7-24-14; 8:45 am]