Status Report

Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Experimental Permits for Reusable Suborbital Rockets

By SpaceRef Editor
August 21, 2013
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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 162 (Wednesday, August 21, 2013)] [Notices] [Pages 51807-51808] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [] [FR Doc No: 2013-20373]

Federal Aviation Administration
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Experimental Permits for Reusable Suborbital Rockets
AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The FAA collects information from applicants for experimental permits in order to determine whether they satisfy the requirements for obtaining an experimental permit under 14 CFR part 437.
DATES: Written comments should be submitted by October 21, 2013.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy DePaepe at (405) 954-9362, or by email at:
OMB Control Number: 2120-0722.
Title: Experimental Permits for Reusable Suborbital Rockets.
Form Numbers: There are no FAA forms associated with this collection.
Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection.

Background: 14 CFR part 437 established requirements for the FAA’s authority to issue experimental permits for reusable suborbital rockets to authorize launches for the purpose of research and development, crew training and showing compliance with the regulations. The information collected includes data required for performing a safety review, which includes a technical assessment to determine if the applicant can launch a reusable suborbital rocket without jeopardizing public health and safety and the safety of property. This information collection requirement is intended for incorporating acquired data into the experimental permit, which then becomes binding on the launch or reentry operator. The applicant is required to submit information that enables FAA to determine, before issuing a permit, if issuance of the experimental permit would jeopardize the foreign policy or national security interests of the U.S.

– Respondents: Approximately 10 applicants for experimental permits.
– Frequency: Information is collected on occasion.
– Estimated Average Burden per Response: 18.6 hours.
– Estimated Total Annual Burden: An estimated 2,567 hours annually.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Ms. Kathy DePaepe, Room 126B, Federal Aviation Administration, AES-200, 6500 S. MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection.

Issued in Washington, DC on August 14, 2013. Albert R. Spence, FAA Assistant Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, AES-200. [FR Doc. 2013-20373 Filed 8-20-13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910-13-P

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