14 CFR § 450.43 - Payload review and determination.
(b) Relationship to other executive agencies. The FAA does not make a determination under paragraph (a)(2) of this section for -
(1) Those aspects of payloads that are subject to regulation by the Federal Communications Commission or the Department of Commerce; or
(2) Payloads owned or operated by the U.S. Government.
(c) Classes of payloads. The FAA may review and issue findings regarding a proposed class of payload, including communications, remote sensing, or navigation. However, prior to a launch or reentry, each payload is subject to verification by the FAA that its launch or reentry would not jeopardize public health and safety, safety of property, U.S. national security or foreign policy interests, or international obligations of the United States.
(e) Interagency consultation. The FAA consults with other agencies as follows:
(2) The Department of State to determine whether launch or reentry of a proposed payload or payload class would present any issues affecting U.S. foreign policy interests or international obligations; or
(3) Other Federal agencies, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, authorized to address issues of public health and safety, safety of property, U.S. national security or foreign policy interests, or international obligations of the United States, associated with the launch or reentry of a proposed payload or payload class.
(f) Issues during payload review. The FAA will advise a person requesting a payload determination, in writing, of any issue raised during a payload review that would impede issuance of a license to launch or reenter that payload or payload class. The person requesting payload review may respond, in writing, or amend its application as required by § 413.17 of this chapter.
(g) Denial of a payload determination. The FAA notifies an applicant, in writing, if it has denied a favorable payload determination. The notice states the reasons for the FAA's determination. The applicant may seek further review of the determination in accordance with § 413.21 of this chapter.
(h) Incorporation of payload determination in license application. A favorable payload determination issued for a payload or class of payload may be included by a license applicant as part of its application. However, any change in information provided under paragraph (i) of this section must be reported in accordance with § 413.17 of this chapter. The FAA determines whether a favorable payload determination remains valid in light of reported changes and may conduct an additional payload review.
(1) For launch of a payload:
(ii) Description, including physical dimensions, weight, composition, and any hosted payloads;
(vii) For orbital launches, parameters for parking, transfer and final orbits, and approximate transit times to final orbit;
(viii) Delivery point in flight at which the payload will no longer be under the licensee's control;
(xi) Any other information necessary to make a determination based on public health and safety, safety of property, U.S. national security or foreign policy interests, or international obligations of the United States.
(2) For reentry of a payload:
(ii) Physical characteristics, dimensions, and weight of the payload;
(vi) Designated reentry site.
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