[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 68 (Wednesday, April 8, 2020)]
[Pages 19792-19793]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-07346]



Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No. FAA-202-0264]

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.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by June 8, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Please send written comments:
    By Electronic Docket: www.regulations.gov (Enter docket number into 
search field).
    By mail: Charles Huet, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Room 331, 
Washington, DC 20591.
    By fax: 202-267-5463.

[email protected] or; phone: (202) 267-7427.

    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 
    OMB Control Number: 2120-0722.
    Title: Experimental Permits for Reusable Suborbital Rockets.
    Form Numbers: There are no FAA forms associated with this 
    Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection.
    Background: The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment 
period soliciting comments on the following collection of information 
was published on June 19, 2017 (82 FR 27949). There were no comments. 
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: On occasion.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 18.6 Hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,567 Hours.

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    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 3, 2020.
Kelvin B. Coleman,
Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Commercial Space 
[FR Doc. 2020-07346 Filed 4-7-20; 8:45 am]