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COMSTAC, Nov 5, 2021, virtual, 9:00 am-4:15 pm ET

The FAA’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) will meet virtually on November 5, 2021 from 9:00 am – 4:15 pm ET.

The meeting will be streamed on YouTube. Members of the public can ask questions during the event by going to the this link.

More information is in the Federal Register notice, reproduced below, and on the COMSTAC website.  As of October 25, the latter provides an outline of the agenda:

DOT/FAA Welcome Remarks
VIP Remarks
FAA Updates
Review of Tasks Assigned at Previous Meetings/COMSTAC Final Recommendations
Public Comment


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

DATES: The November 5, 2021 meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 
    Requests to attend the virtual meeting must be received by November 
3, 2021.
    Requests for accommodations to a disability must be received by 
November 3, 2021.
    Requests to speak during the meeting must be submitted to the 
Department of Transportation (DOT) by November 2, 2021 and include a 
written copy of the speaker's remarks. Registrants in the Zoom meeting 
room will have the opportunity to interact directly with committee 
    Requests to submit written materials to be reviewed during the 
meeting must be received by DOT no later than November 2, 2021.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be an internet-only meeting. No physical 
meeting is planned. Instructions on how to attend the meeting, copies 
of meeting minutes, and a detailed agenda will be posted on the COMSTAC 
website at: https://www.faa.gov/space/additional_information/comstac/.

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, COMSTAC has provided 
information, advice, and recommendations to DOT through FAA regarding 
technology, business, and policy issues relevant to oversight of the 
U.S. commercial space transportation sector.

II. Proposed Agenda

DOT/FAA Welcome Remarks
VIP Remarks
FAA Updates
Review of Tasks Assigned at Previous Meetings \1\/COMSTAC Final 

    \1\ Current COMSTAC Tasks can be found at:

Public Comment
Future COMSTAC Business

III. Public Participation

    The meeting listed in this notice will be open to the public. DOT 
is committed to providing equal access to this meeting for all 
participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a 
disability, such as sign language, interpretation, or other ancillary 
aids, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section.
    There will be at least thirty minutes allotted for oral comments 
from members of the public joining a COMSTAC meeting. To accommodate as 
many speakers as possible, the time for each commenter may be limited. 
Individuals wishing to reserve speaking time during the meeting must 
submit a request at the time of registration, as well as the name, 
address, and organizational affiliation of the proposed speaker. If the 
number of registrants requesting to make statements is greater than can 
be reasonably accommodated during the meeting, the FAA Office of 
Commercial Space Transportation may conduct a lottery to determine 
which registrants will have the opportunity to speak. Speakers are 
requested to submit a written copy of their prepared remarks for 
inclusion in the meeting records and for circulation to COMSTAC 
members. All prepared remarks submitted on time will be accepted and 
considered as part of the record. Any member of the public may present 
a written statement to the committee at any time.


November 5, 2021
9:00 am - 11:00 pm