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DOT/FAA RIN: 2120-AK34 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Interior Parts and Components Fire Protection for Transport Category Airplanes 
Abstract:

This rulemaking would convert flammability regulations from detailed, prescriptive requirements into simpler, performance-based standards. This would enable compliance to be shown either without conducting tests or by providing independent substantiation of the flammability characteristics of a proposed material. This rulemaking would also extend current part 25 flammability standards developed for thermal and acoustic insulation to any extensively used material located in inaccessible areas. This action is necessary due to lack of effective ways to fight the spread of fire in these areas. The intended effect for these actions is to eliminate unnecessary testing, increase standardization, and improve safety.

 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25    14 CFR 27    14 CFR 29   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g)    49 U.S.C. 40113    49 U.S.C. 44701    49 U.S.C. 44702    49 U.S.C. 44704   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/03/2019  84 FR 31747   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/01/2019 
NPRM Comment Period Extended  10/02/2019  84 FR 52392   
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  12/02/2019 
Analyzing Comments  02/00/2020 
Additional Information: None.
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:
Jeff Gardlin
Aircraft Certification Service
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
2200 South 216th Street,
Des Moines, WA 98198
Phone:206 231-3146
Email: jeff.gardlin@faa.gov