[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 116 (Monday, June 19, 2017)]
[Pages 27949-27950]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12697]



Federal Aviation Administration

Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Experimental 
Permits for Reusable Suborbital Rockets

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


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SUMMARY: 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 a previously approved 
information collection. The FAA collects information from applicants 
for experimental permits in order to determine whether they satisfy the 
requirements for obtaining an experimental permit under 14 CFR part 

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by August 18, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Ronda 
Thompson, Federal Aviation Administration, ASP-110, 800 Independence 
Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20591.
    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 and/or include 
your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this information 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronda Thompson by email at: 
[email protected]; phone: 202-267-1416.

    OMB Control Number: 2120-0722.
    Title: Experimental Permits for Reusable Suborbital Rockets.
    Form Numbers: There are no FAA forms associated with this 
    Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection.
    Background: 14 CFR part 437 established requirements for the FAA's 
authority to issue experimental permits for reusable suborbital rockets 
to authorize launches for the purpose of research and development, crew 
training and showing compliance with the regulations. The information 
collected includes data required for performing a safety review, which 
includes a technical assessment to determine if the applicant can 
launch a reusable suborbital rocket without jeopardizing public health 
and safety and the safety of property. This information collection 
requirement is intended for incorporating acquired data into the 
experimental permit, which then becomes binding on the launch or 
reentry operator. The applicant is required to submit information that 
enables FAA to determine, before issuing a permit, if issuance of the 
experimental permit would jeopardize the foreign policy or national 
security interests of the U.S.
    Respondents: Approximately 10 applicants for experimental permits.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 18.6 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,567 hours.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 5, 2017.
Ronda L. Thompson,
FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Performance, Policy, and 
Records Management Branch, ASP-110.
[FR Doc. 2017-12697 Filed 6-16-17; 8:45 am]