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DOT/FAA RIN: 2120-AL17 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: +Streamlined Launch and Reentry Licensing Requirements 

This project is to streamline and simplify the licensing of launch and reentry operations by relying on performance-based regulations rather than prescriptive regulations. This action would consolidate and reverse multiple commercial space regulations addressing licensing into a single regulatory part that states safety objectives to be achieved for the launch of suborbital and orbital expendable and reusable launch vehicles, and the reentry of reentry vehicles. This regulation, redefine when launch begins to allow specified pre-flight operations prior to license approval, and allow applicants to seek a license to launch from multiple sites. This proposal is necessary to reduce the need to fail and process waivers, improve clarity of the regulations, and relieve administrative and cost burdens on industry and the FAA. The intended effect of this action is to make commercial space transportation regulations more efficient and effective, while maintaining public safety.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously 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
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/15/2019  84 FR 15296   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/30/2019 
NPRM Comment Period Extended  08/19/2019  84 FR 35051   
Analyzing Comments  12/00/2019 
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:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Michelle Murray
Office of Commercial Space Transportation
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20591