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COMSTAC, May 3-4, 2022, DC/virtual

Update May 2:  The agenda is now posted.

Original entry: The FAA’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) will meet May 3-4, 2022 at the Quesada Auditorium at FAA HQ, 800 INdependence Ave, S.W., Washington, DC. The meeting will air on Youtube.

The meeting on May 3 is 1:00-5:30 pm ET and on May 4 is 9:00 am – 3:00 pm ET.

More information and links to watch the event on YouTube and ask questions are on the committee’s website.

The Federal Register notice is reproduced below, which include a brief agenda. A more detailed agenda was not posted n the COMSTAC website as of May 1.


SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Commercial Space 
Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC).

DATES: The meeting will take place on May 3, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 
4:00 p.m. and May 4, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Quesada Auditorium, FAA Headquarters, 3rd Floor, 800 
Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC. Guests should allow time for 
security screening when entering the building. Instructions on how to 
attend the meeting, copies of meeting minutes, and a detailed agenda 
will be posted on the COMSTAC website at:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Hatt, Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation, at james.a.hatt@faa.gov, 
202-549-2325. Any committee related request should be sent to the 
person listed in this section.


I. Background

    The Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee was created 
under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), in accordance with 
Public Law 92-463. Since its inception, industry-led COMSTAC has 
provided information, advice, and recommendations to the U.S. 
Department of Transportation through FAA regarding technology, 
business, and policy issues relevant to oversight of the U.S. 
commercial space transportation sector.

II. Proposed Agenda

Day 1

DOT/FAA Welcome Remarks
VIP Welcoming Remarks
Year in Review
    Regulatory Working Group

Day 2

FAA/AST Remarks
    National Space Council
    Congressional Speaker
    Safety Working Group
    Innovation and Infrastructure Working Group
COMSTAC Discussion on Industry Consensus Standards
Public Comments
Future Taskers

III. Public Participation

    The meeting listed in this notice will be open to the public, 
virtually. Please see the website not later than five working days 
before the meeting for details on viewing the meeting on YouTube.

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    The Department is committed to provide equal access to this meeting 
for all program participants. If you are in need of assistance or 
require a reasonable accommodation for this meeting, please contact the 
person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section at least 
10 calendar days before the meeting. Sign and oral interpretation can 
be made available if requested 10 calendar days before the meeting.
    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 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 the person listed in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in writing (mail or email) 10 working days 
in advance of the meeting so that the information can be made available 
to COMSTAC members for their review and consideration before the 
meeting. Written statements should be supplied in the following 
formats: One hard copy with original signature and/or one electronic 
copy via email. Portable Document Format (PDF) attachments are 
preferred for email submissions. A detailed agenda will be posted on 
the FAA website at https://www.faa.gov/space/additional_information/comstac/.


May 3, 2022 @ 7:00 am
May 4, 2022 @ 11:00 pm