Voluntary Licensing of Amateur Rocket Operations; Correction; Delay of Effective Date, 61513 [2012-25021]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 10, 2012 / Rules and Regulations WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. [FR Doc. 2012–24523 Filed 10–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 400 [Docket No. FAA–2012–0318; Notice No. 400–4] RIN 2120–AK16 Voluntary Licensing of Amateur Rocket Operations; Correction; Delay of Effective Date Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Direct final rule; correction; delay of effective date. AGENCY: rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES 15:13 Oct 09, 2012 Jkt 229001 [FR Doc. 2012–25021 Filed 10–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 1101 On August 22, 2012, the FAA published the direct final rule entitled, ‘‘Voluntary Licensing of Amateur Rocket Operations’’ (77 FR 50584). In this rule, the FAA is amending the scope of its regulations to allow launch operators that conduct certain amateur rocket launches an opportunity to voluntarily apply for a commercial space transportation license or experimental permit. This rule received 4 adverse comments prior to comment period closing on September 21, 2012. The rule contained the effective date of October 9, 2012. Information Disclosure Under Section 6(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act CFR Correction In Title 16 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1000 to End, revised as of January 1, 2012, on page 147, in § 1101.25 (a) and (b), the words ‘‘5 working’’ are corrected to read ‘‘5’’. ■ [FR Doc. 2012–25016 Filed 10–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D Correction The original publication contained an incorrect regulatory identification number (RIN). This document contains the correct RIN 2120–AK16. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 Reason for Delay of Effective Date This action delays the effective date for a direct final rule that was published on August 22, 2012. In that rule, the FAA amends the scope of its regulations to allow launch operators that conduct certain amateur rocket launches an opportunity to voluntarily apply for a commercial space transportation license or experimental permit. The FAA has received several adverse comments to this rule, and delays the effective date to allow time for adequate analysis and a final determination. This document also corrects the regulatory identification number on the original publication. DATES: The effective date for the direct final rule published on August 22, 2012, was scheduled to be October 9, 2012, and is delayed until November 8, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical questions, contact Shirley McBride, Senior Transportation Industry Analyst, Regulations and Analysis Division, AST–300, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–7470; facsimile (202) 267–5463; email Shirley.McBride@faa.gov. For legal questions, contact Laura Montgomery, Senior Attorney for VerDate Mar<15>2010 Issued in Washington, DC, October 4, 2012. Lirio Liu, Director, Office of Rulemaking. Background Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 27, 2012. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. SUMMARY: Commercial Space Transportation, Office of the Chief Counsel, Regulations Division, AGC–200, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–3150; facsimile (202) 267–7971, email laura.montgomery@faa.gov. 61513 A direct final rule is based on the Administrative Procedure Act’s good cause exception to prior notice and comment procedures, 5 U.S.C. 553. This exception is used where we have found that prior public comment procedure may be unnecessary because adverse comments are not expected. In determining whether an adverse comment is significant enough to end a rulemaking, we consider whether the comment would warrant a substantive response in a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The effective date of a direct final rule is normally a minimum of 30 calendar days after the end of the comment period. This rule published with an effective date of 15 calendar days after the end of the comment period to accommodate NASA’s deadline in funding licensed launches. However, we received 4 substantive comments that require further analysis and determination. The FAA needs additional time to address the comments received and decide on the appropriate action. Conclusion Accordingly, the effective date for Notice No. 400–4 is delayed until November 8, 2012. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [EPA–R03–OAR–2010–0140; FRL–9735–6] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; The 2002 Base Year Emissions Inventory for the Washington DC–MD–VA Nonattainment Area for the 1997 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standard Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: EPA is approving the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) 2002 base year emissions inventory portion of the Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland, through the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), on April 3, 2008. The emissions inventory is part of the April 3, 2008 SIP revision that was submitted to meet nonattainment requirements related to Maryland’s portion of the Washington DC–MD–VA nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as Maryland Area or Area) for the 1997 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) SIP. EPA is approving the 2002 base year PM2.5 emissions inventory in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). DATES: This final rule is effective on November 9, 2012. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10OCR1.SGM 10OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 400

[Docket No. FAA-2012-0318; Notice No. 400-4]
RIN 2120-AK16


Voluntary Licensing of Amateur Rocket Operations; Correction; 
Delay of Effective Date

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Direct final rule; correction; delay of effective date.

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SUMMARY: This action delays the effective date for a direct final rule 
that was published on August 22, 2012. In that rule, the FAA amends the 
scope of its regulations to allow launch operators that conduct certain 
amateur rocket launches an opportunity to voluntarily apply for a 
commercial space transportation license or experimental permit. The FAA 
has received several adverse comments to this rule, and delays the 
effective date to allow time for adequate analysis and a final 
determination. This document also corrects the regulatory 
identification number on the original publication.

DATES: The effective date for the direct final rule published on August 
22, 2012, was scheduled to be October 9, 2012, and is delayed until 
November 8, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical questions, contact 
Shirley McBride, Senior Transportation Industry Analyst, Regulations 
and Analysis Division, AST-300, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267-
7470; facsimile (202) 267-5463; email Shirley.McBride@faa.gov. For 
legal questions, contact Laura Montgomery, Senior Attorney for 
Commercial Space Transportation, Office of the Chief Counsel, 
Regulations Division, AGC-200, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267-
3150; facsimile (202) 267-7971, email laura.montgomery@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 22, 2012, the FAA published the direct final rule 
entitled, ``Voluntary Licensing of Amateur Rocket Operations'' (77 FR 
50584). In this rule, the FAA is amending the scope of its regulations 
to allow launch operators that conduct certain amateur rocket launches 
an opportunity to voluntarily apply for a commercial space 
transportation license or experimental permit. This rule received 4 
adverse comments prior to comment period closing on September 21, 2012. 
The rule contained the effective date of October 9, 2012.

Correction

    The original publication contained an incorrect regulatory 
identification number (RIN). This document contains the correct RIN 
2120-AK16.

Reason for Delay of Effective Date

    A direct final rule is based on the Administrative Procedure Act's 
good cause exception to prior notice and comment procedures, 5 U.S.C. 
553. This exception is used where we have found that prior public 
comment procedure may be unnecessary because adverse comments are not 
expected. In determining whether an adverse comment is significant 
enough to end a rulemaking, we consider whether the comment would 
warrant a substantive response in a notice of proposed rulemaking 
(NPRM).
    The effective date of a direct final rule is normally a minimum of 
30 calendar days after the end of the comment period. This rule 
published with an effective date of 15 calendar days after the end of 
the comment period to accommodate NASA's deadline in funding licensed 
launches. However, we received 4 substantive comments that require 
further analysis and determination. The FAA needs additional time to 
address the comments received and decide on the appropriate action.

Conclusion

    Accordingly, the effective date for Notice No. 400-4 is delayed 
until November 8, 2012.

    Issued in Washington, DC, October 4, 2012.
Lirio Liu,
Director, Office of Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2012-25021 Filed 10-9-12; 8:45 am]
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