[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 69 (Monday, April 13, 2009)]
[Page 16914]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-8367]



Federal Aviation Administration

Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee--Open Meeting

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee 
open meeting.


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 
meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee 
(COMSTAC). The meeting will take place on Thursday, May 21, 2009, 
starting at 8 a.m. at the Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters 
Building, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, in the Bessie 
Coleman Conference Center, located on the 2nd Floor. This will be the 
forty-ninth meeting of the COMSTAC.
    The proposed agenda for this meeting will focus on discussions 
concerning several critical issues, including:

--The impact of the current economy on the U.S. commercial space 
transportation industry;
--Space situational awareness, space traffic management, and FAA's role 
in these areas;
--Identifying the critical issues impacting operations at U.S. federal 
and non-federal launch sites that the COMSTAC should be considering.

    There will also be briefings on the 2009 Commercial Space 
Transportation Market Forecasts and discussions and activity reports by 
the chairpersons of the COMSTAC working groups. Subject to approval, a 
portion of the May 21st meeting will be closed to the public (starting 
at 3:45 p.m.).
    Interested members of the public may submit relevant written 
statements for the COMSTAC members to consider under the advisory 
process. Statements may be concerning the issues and agenda items 
mentioned above and/or additional issues that may be relevant for the 
U.S. commercial space transportation industry. Interested parties 
wishing to submit written statements should contact Brenda Parker, DFO, 
(the Contact Person listed below) in writing (mail or e-mail) by May 1, 
2009, so that the information can be made available to COMSTAC members 
for their review and consideration prior to the May 21st meeting. 
Written statements should be supplied in the following formats: one 
hard copy with original signature and/or one electronic copy via e-
    An agenda will be posted on the FAA Web site at http://ast.faa.gov. 
For specific information concerning the times and locations of the 
COMSTAC working group meetings, contact the Contact Person listed 
    Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as 
sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should 
inform the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Parker (AST-100), Office of 
Commercial Space Transportation (AST), 800 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Room 331, Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 267-3674; E-mail 
[email protected]. Complete information regarding COMSTAC is 
available on the FAA Web site at: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ast/advisory_committee/.

    Issued in Washington, DC, April 6, 2009.
George C. Nield,
Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation.
 [FR Doc. E9-8367 Filed 4-10-09; 8:45 am]