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DOT/FAA RIN: 2120-AK81 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Orbital Debris Mitigation Methods for Launch Vehicle Upper Stages 
Abstract: This rulemaking would update the existing orbital debris mitigation regulations to more-closely align with the U.S. Government Orbital Debris Mitigation Standard Practices, limit the growth of orbital debris, and reduce the creation of additional debris caused by on-orbit collisions. 
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 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 401    14 CFR 415    14 CFR 417    14 CFR 431    14 CFR 437    14 CFR 404    14 CFR 435    14 CFR 450    14 CFR 453   
Legal Authority: 51 U.S.C. 50903    51 U.S.C. 50904    51 U.S.C. 50905   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jennifer Bailey
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Avenue, SW,
Washington, DC 20591
Phone:202 267-9784