[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 114 (Monday, June 15, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 34110-34111]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-14503]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 440

[Docket No. FAA-2014-1012; Notice No. 14-10]
RIN 2120-AK44


Reciprocal Waivers of Claims for Licensed or Permitted Launch and 
Reentry Activities; Reopening of Comment Period

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; Reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: This action reopens the comment period for the regulatory 
evaluation associated with the FAA's January 13, 2015 Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), Reciprocal Waivers of Claims for Licensed 
or Permitted Launch and Reentry Activities. The FAA has discovered that 
this regulatory evaluation was not posted to the docket prior to the 
close of the NPRM's comment period. Therefore, the FAA is reopening the 
comment period to allow the public the opportunity to adequately 
analyze the full regulatory evaluation for the NPRM. The FAA will 
accept comment on the regulatory evaluation only, and not on the 
regulatory changes proposed in the NPRM.

DATES: The comment period for the NPRM published on January 13, 2015 
(80 FR 1590), closed March 16, 2015, and is reopened until July 15, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by docket number FAA-2014-
1012 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 (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room 
W12-140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: 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: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202-493-2251.
    Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments 
from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts 
these comments, without edit, including any personal information the 
commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system 
of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at 
www.dot.gov/privacy.
    Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at 
http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions 
for accessing the docket or 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ralen Gao, ARM-209, Office of 
Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue 
SW., Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 267-3168; email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: See the ``Additional Information'' section 
for information on how to comment on this proposal and how the FAA will 
handle comments received. The ``Additional Information'' section also 
contains related information about the docket, privacy, the handling of 
proprietary or confidential business information. In addition, there is 
information on obtaining copies of related rulemaking documents.

Background

    On January 13, 2015, the FAA issued Notice No. 14-10, entitled 
``Reciprocal Waivers of Claims for Licensed or Permitted Launch and 
Reentry Activities,'' 80 FR 1590. The FAA requested that comments on 
that proposal be received on or before March 16, 2015.
    After the close of the comment period, the FAA discovered that the 
regulatory evaluation associated with the NPRM was not posted to the 
docket. Therefore, to ensure that the public has the opportunity to 
provide comments specifically on the regulatory evaluation posted in 
the docket (FAA-2014-1012), the FAA is re-opening the comment period 
for 30 days to allow for comments on the regulatory evaluation only. 
The FAA will not accept or address comments on the NPRM because the 
comment period for the NPRM closed on March 16, 2015.
    Accordingly, the comment period for Notice No. 14-10 is reopened 
until July 15, 2015.

Additional Information

A. Comments Invited

    The FAA invites interested persons to participate in this 
rulemaking by submitting written comments, data, or views. The most 
helpful comments reference a specific portion of the regulatory 
evaluation, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include 
supporting data. To ensure the docket does not contain duplicate 
comments, commenters should send only one copy of written comments, or 
if comments are filed electronically, commenters should submit only one 
time.
    The FAA will file in the docket all comments it receives, as well 
as a report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA 
personnel concerning this proposed rulemaking. Before acting on this 
proposal, the FAA will consider all comments it receives on or before 
the closing date for comments. The FAA will consider comments filed 
after the comment period has closed if it is possible to do so without 
incurring

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expense or delay. The agency may change this proposal in light of the 
comments it receives.

B. Availability of Rulemaking Documents

    An electronic copy of rulemaking documents may be obtained from the 
Internet by--
    1. Searching the Federal eRulemaking Portal (http://www.regulations.gov);
    2. Visiting the FAA's Regulations and Policies Web page at http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies or
    3. Accessing the Government Publishing Office's Web page at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/.
    Copies may also be obtained by sending a request to the Federal 
Aviation Administration, Office of Rulemaking, ARM-1, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267-9680. 
Commenters must identify the docket or notice number of this 
rulemaking.
    All documents the FAA considered in developing this proposed rule, 
including economic analyses and technical reports, may be accessed from 
the Internet through the Federal eRulemaking Portal referenced in item 
(1) above.

    Issued under authority provided by 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 44701(a), 
and 44703 in Washington, DC, on June 9, 2015.
Brenda D. Courtney,
Acting Director, Office of Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2015-14503 Filed 6-12-15; 8:45 am]
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