[Federal Register Volume 68, Number 34 (Thursday, February 20, 2003)]
[Pages 8326-8327]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 03-4054]



Federal Aviation Administration

Harmonization Initiatives

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration and the Joint Aviation 
Authorities will convene meetings to accept input from the public on 
the Harmonization Work Program. The Federal Aviation Administration and 
the Joint Aviation Authorities use the Harmonization Work Program to 
carry out a commitment to harmonize, to the maximum extent possible, 
various rules. These rules include the operation and maintenance of 
civil aircraft, and the standards, practices, and procedures governing 
the design materials, workmanship, and construction of civil aircraft, 
aircraft engines, and other components. The purpose of this meeting is 
to give the public an opportunity to provide input to the Harmonization 
Work Program. This notice announces the date, time, location, and 
procedures for the public meeting.

DATES: The public meeting will be held on March 4, 2003, starting at 
10:30 a.m. Written comments are invited and must be received by 
February 24, 2003.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at Central Joint Aviation 
Authorities, 8-10 Staturnusstraat, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands. Persons 
unable to attend the meeting may mail their comments in triplicate to: 
Florence Hamn, Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Rulemaking, 
ARM-200, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests to attend and present a 
statement at the meeting or questions about the logistics of the 
meeting should be directed to Florence Hamn, Office of Rulemaking, 800 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267-
3625, telefax (202) 267-5075.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Aviation Administration and the 
Joint Aviation Authorities will convene meetings to accept input from 
the public on the Harmonization Work Program. On March 3, there will be 
an authorities only meeting that addresses various certification, 
operations, maintenance, and harmonization issues. The March 4 public 
meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the agenda will include:

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    [sbull] Debrief on Items from Authorities only meeting of the 
Harmonization Management Team (HMT).
    [sbull] Debrief on Operations/Maintenance/Licensing Harmonization 
Group specific items.
    [sbull] Debrief on Certification Codes Harmonization Group specific 
    [sbull] FAA/JAA 20th International Conference, May 29-June 3, 2002.
    [sbull] Review/Approval of Minutes of November 18-19 HMT meeting.
    [sbull] Update on Airworthiness Rulemaking Prioritization 
    [sbull] Any Other Business.
    Individuals wishing to attend and participate in the meetings must 
submit name, address, telephone/fax/email, and citizenship information 
to the person listed under the title FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
not later than February 24, 2003. The list of attendees must be 
submitted to the Joint Aviation Authorities before the meeting for 
security reasons and to prepare name badges that must be worn while in 
the building.
    Lodging Arrangements: There are multiple hotels located near the 
meeting location. For further information about lodging, please contact 
the person listed under the title FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

Participation at the Meetings

    The FAA should receive requests from persons who wish to present 
oral statements at the public meetings by February 24, 2003. Such 
requests should be sent to Florence Hamn as listed in the section 
titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT and should include a written 
summary of oral remarks to be presented, and an estimate of time needed 
for the presentation. Requests received after the date specified above 
will be scheduled if time is available; however, the name of those 
individuals may not appear on the written agenda.
    The FAA will prepare a final agenda of speakers, which will be 
available at the meeting. Every effort will be made to accommodate as 
many speakers as possible. In addition, the time allocated to each 
speaker may be less than the amount of time requested.

Meeting Procedures

    The following procedures are established to facilitate the 
    (1) There will be no admission fee or other charge to attend or to 
participate in the meeting. The meetings will be open to all persons 
who have requested in advance to present statements or who register on 
the day of the meeting subject to availability of space in the meeting 
    (2) There will be morning and afternoon breaks and lunch breaks.
    (3) The meetings may adjourn early if scheduled speakers complete 
their statements in less time than currently is scheduled.
    (4) An individual, whether speaking in a personal or a 
representative capacity for an organization, may be limited to a 10-
minute statement. If possible, we will notify the speaker if more time 
is available.
    (5) The FAA will try to accommodate all speakers. If the available 
time does not permit this, speakers generally will be scheduled on a 
first-come-first-served basis. However, the FAA reserves the right to 
exclude some speakers if necessary to present a balance of viewpoints 
and issues.
    (6) Representatives of the FAA and JAA will preside over the 
    (7) The FAA and JAA will review and consider all material presented 
by participants at the meetings. Position papers or material presenting 
views or information related to proposed harmonization initiatives may 
be accepted at the discretion of the FAA and JAA presiding officers. 
The FAA requests that persons participating in the meetings provide 
five (5) copies of all materials to be presented for distribution to 
the panel members; other copies may be provided to the audience at the 
discretion of the participant.
    (8) Statements made by members of the meeting panel are intended to 
facilitate discussion of the issues or to clarify issues. Any statement 
made during the meeting by a member of the panel is not intended to be, 
and should not be construed as, a position of the FAA or JAA.
    (9) The meetings are designed to solicit public views and more 
complete information on proposed harmonization initiatives. Therefore, 
the meetings will be conducted in an informal and nonadversarial 
manner. No individual will be subject to cross-examination by any other 
participant; however, panel members may ask questions to clarify a 
statement and to ensure a complete and accurate record.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on February 14, 2003.
Florence L. Hamn,
Acting Manager, Aircraft and Airport Rules Division.
[FR Doc. 03-4054 Filed 2-14-03; 1:49 am]