Status Report

Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee – Public Teleconference

By SpaceRef Editor
July 18, 2011
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AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Space Transportation Operations Working Group of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee Teleconference.

SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a teleconference of the Space Transportation Operations Working Group (STOWG) of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The teleconference will take place on Thursday, August 4, 2011, starting at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Individuals who plan to participate should contact Susan Lender, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), (the Contact Person listed below) by phone or e-mail for the teleconference call in number.

The proposed agenda for this teleconference consists of the following topics: Final discussion of the CONOPS report on reentry debris, final discussion of the Economic Impact of complying with orbital debris standards, updates on the European Code of Conduct and the Long Term Sustainability of Space effort by the United Nations Committee for Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and any new business items that members want to consider.

Interested members of the public may submit relevant written statements for the COMSTAC members to consider under the advisory process. Statements may concern the issues and agenda items mentioned above or additional issues that may be relevant for the U.S. commercial space transportation industry. Interested parties wishing to submit written statements should contact Susan Lender, DFO, (the Contact Person listed below) in writing (mail or e-mail) by July 28, 2011, so that the information can be made available to COMSTAC members for their review and consideration before the August 4, 2011, teleconference. Written statements should be supplied in the following formats: One hard copy with original signature or one electronic copy via e-mail.

An agenda will be posted on the FAA Web site at

Individuals who plan to participate and need special assistance should inform the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Lender (AST-5), Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST), 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 331, Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 267-8029; E-mail Complete information regarding COMSTAC is available on the FAA Web site at:

Issued in Washington, DC, July 7, 2011. James Van Laak, Deputy Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation. [FR Doc. 2011-17977 Filed 7-15-11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910-13-P

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