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DOT/FAA RIN: 2120-AL19 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act Incorporation 

This action would codify current statutory requirements mandated by the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act of 2015 (CSLCA), and provide greater clarity to affected industry and the public. Specifically, this rulemaking would update definitions relating to commercial space launch and reentry vehicles and occupants, as well as to implement clarifications to financial responsibility requirements. In addition, CSLCA would enable commercial space applicants to retain experimental permits despite issuance of a license. This rulemaking would update FAA regulations to be consistent with current statutory requirements under CSLCA. In doing so, this rulemaking would provide increased clarity for industry and other stakeholders, such as applicants seeking licenses for space flight operations involving government astronauts, currently required to adhere to the statute, resulting in a possible cost savings that will be clarified as the rule develops.

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 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 401    14 CFR 415    14 CFR 417    14 CFR 431    14 CFR 435    14 CFR 437    14 CFR 440    14 CFR 460   
Legal Authority: 51 U.S.C. 50901 to 50923   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/18/2023  88 FR 56546   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/17/2023 
Analyzing Comments  11/00/2023 
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:
Charles Huet
Commercial Space Transportation
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20951
Phone:202 267-7427