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DOT/FAA RIN: 2120-AL17 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: ●Updates to Clarify and Streamline Commercial Space Transportation Regulations 
Abstract:

This action would encompass miscellaneous changes to 14 CFR Chapter III that would streamline and clarify existing requirements, enable flexible time frames and remove obsolete requirements. This action would revise part 413 to allow specified pre-flight operations prior to license approval, remove obsolete, non-functional, and in some cases duplicative, part 417 ground safety regulations, expand the term of a reusable launch vehicle (RLV) license (part 431) and reentry operator license (part 435) from two years to five years, and clarify the differences in the meaning of the term safety approval as referenced in parts 415 and 431.

 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 413    14 CFR 417    14 CFR 431    14 CFR 435   
Legal Authority: 51 U.S.C. 50901 to 50923   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/00/2018 
Additional Information: This action is deregulatory.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Joshua Easterson
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Ave SW,
Washington, DC 20591
Phone:202-267-5150
Email: joshua.easterson@faa.gov