…Seeks Your Input On Streamlining…


The FAA is well aware that its mounds of regulations can accumulate over time into something of a twisted morass. So it is asking for input from the aviation community for help in deciding where it should amend, remove or simplify its regs. “Getting public comments is a necessary element of our effort to make our regulations more effective and less burdensome,” the FAA said in its request for comments, published last Wednesday. Commentators are asked to limit their remarks to the three regulations they consider most urgently in need of review, and list them in priority order. This is the first review that includes 14 CFR Chapter III, the regulations governing commercial space transportation. The agency has been through four rounds of review and received 1,250 comments since 1992, when it was told to weed out “unnecessary and burdensome” regs.