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Update, June 20:  The COMSTAC meeting will be livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook and one can follow along on Twitter as well.  The agenda is posted on the COMSTAC website.




Update, May 27:  The meeting has been rescheduled for June 22, 2020 from 8:45 am – 12:00 pm ET.  Still virtual.   The Federal Register notice is as follows:

SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Commercial Space 
Transportation Advisory Committee for June 22, 2020.

DATES: The June 22, 2020 meeting will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 
p.m. Eastern Time. Requests for accommodations to a disability must be 
received by June 15, 2020.
    Requests to speak during the meeting must be submitted by June 15, 
2020, to DOT and include a written copy of their remarks. Requests to 
submit written materials to be reviewed during the meeting must be 
received by DOT no later than June 15, 2020.
    Notices for the September 2020 and March 2021 meetings will be 
published in the Federal Register at least 15 calendar days before the 
day of the meeting.

ADDRESSES: The June 15, 2020 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 internet website at:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Hatt, Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation, at james.a.hatt@faa.gov. 
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 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. Agenda

    At the June 22, 2020 meeting, the agenda will cover the following 
Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao Welcome Remarks
FAA Administrator Steve Dickson Welcome Remarks
FAA Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Gen. 
Wayne Monteith Welcome Remarks
Committee Member Introductions
FAA/AST Updates
AST's Priorities for 2020-2021
Public Comments/Other Business

III. Public Participation

    The June 22, 2020 meeting is open to the public. The meeting can be 
viewed by the public using the internet website link posted above. The 
U.S. Department of Transportation 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 by June 15, 2020.
    There will be approximately 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 the speakers. 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 

Update, May 18:  This meeting has been postponed. No new date was set.  [On Saturday, May 16, the White House National Space Council announced that it will be meeting this same morning, which probably caused the decision to postpone.]

Update, May 15:  The agenda and sign-on information are now posted on the COMSTAC website.

Original Entry: The FAA’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) will meet virtually on May 19, 2020 from 8:45 am – 3:00 pm ET.

A draft agenda is posted on the COMSTAC website.  A detailed agenda and a link to the Zoom meeting presumably will be posted there in due course.


June 22, 2020
8:45 am - 11:00 pm