[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 115 (Thursday, June 13, 1996)]
[Pages 30107-30108]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-15174]


[Docket No. 28567]

A Call for the Development of Prototype(s) for a Global Analysis 
and Information Network (GAIN)

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: This notice announces an extension of time to submit comments 
concerning the notice entitled, ``A Call for the Development of 
Prototype(s) for a Global Analysis and Information Network (GAIN).'' 
The FAA proposed GAIN to facilitate the collection, analysis, and 
dissemination of aviation safety information to help the industry reach 
Zero Accidents. Due to considerable interest in GAIN, the FAA is 
extending the comment period to July 19, 1996, to facilitate the 
preparation of comprehensive comments concerning the GAIN concept.

DATE: The comment period is extended until July 19, 1996.

ADDRESSES: It is requested that all comments be submitted via the 
Internet by sending an e-mail message with your comments (plain text 
preferred, no graphics please) to: concept__
[email protected].
    Please include your name and organization. Comments must also be 
mailed in hard-copy (two copies) via regular mail to: Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Ave., SW., Office of the Chief 
Counsel, Attention: Rules Docket (AGC-200), Docket No. 28567, 
Washington, DC 20591.
    All comments must be marked: ``Docket No. 28567.'' Commenters 
wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments must include

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a pre-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is 
made: ``Comments to Docket No. 28567.'' The postcard will be date 
stamped and mailed to the commenter.
    Comments submitted about this Notice may be examined at the FAA at 
the above address in room 915G on weekdays, except on Federal holidays, 
between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. In addition, commenters will be able to 
review all other comments by Internet. Your submission should not 
contain any proprietary or other information that you do not want to be 
made available to the public.

 Mr. Chuck Fluet, Manager, Safety Analysis Division, Office of Aviation 
Safety, ASY-200, Federal Aviation Administration, 400 7th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20590, telephone 202-267-GAIN (202-267-4246).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 10, 1996, the Federal Aviation 
Administration (FAA) issued a notice [Notice] entitled, ``A Call for 
the Development of Prototype(s) for a Global Analysis and Information 
Network (GAIN)'' (61 FR 21522). The Notice solicited comments from all 
interested parties on the GAIN concept and implementation strategy for 
collecting and analyzing aviation safety data, and invited 
participation in the development of proof-of-concept prototypes. The 
comment period for this Notice was originally scheduled to end June 14, 
    However, in order to give interested parties sufficient time to 
prepare comprehensive comments concerning the issues raised in the May 
10, 1996, Notice, the FAA has determined that it is in the public 
interest to extend the comment period. In light of considerable 
interest in the GAIN concept, this extension will allow commenters 
additional time to submit information. The additional time should 
result in more comprehensive comments, which in turn will facilitate 
more productive communications between commenters and more fruitful 
exploration of potential joint ventures prior to the FAA hosting a 
conference to discuss refinements of the GAIN concept and prototype(s) 
    Accordingly, the comment period will close on July 19, 1996.

Issued in Washington, DC on June 11, 1996.
Christopher A. Hart,
Assistant Administrator for System Safety.
[FR Doc. 96-15174 Filed 6-12-96; 8:45 am]