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Public Law 106405 106Th Congress

By Federal Aviation Administration

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Book Id: WPLBN0000661322
Format Type: PDF eBook
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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: Public Law 106405 106Th Congress  
Author: Federal Aviation Administration
Language: English
Subject: Aviation, Federal Aviation Administration Command Center (U.S.), Mechanical engineering.
Collections: Space and Aviation eDocuments Collection
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Publisher: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)


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Excerpt: To promote the development of the commercial space transportation industry, to authorize appropriations for the Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, to authorize appropriations for the Office of Space Commercialization, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. -- This Act may be cited as the ??Commercial Space Transportation Competitiveness Act of 2000??. -- SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

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CONTENTS.?The report required by this section shall? (1) analyze the adequacy, propriety, and effectiveness of, and the need for, the current liability risk-sharing regime in the United States for commercial space transportation; (2) examine the current liability and liability risk-sharing regimes in other countries with space transportation capabilities; (3) examine the appropriateness of deeming all space transportation activities to be ??ultrahazardous activities?? for which a strict liability standard may be applied and which liability regime should attach to space transportation activities, whether ultrahazardous activities or not; (4) examine the effect of relevant international treaties on the Federal Government?s liability for commercial space launches and how the current domestic liability risk-sharing regime meets or exceeds the requirements of those treaties; (5) examine the appropriateness, as commercial reusable launch vehicles enter service and demonstrate improved safety and reliability, of evolving the commercial space transportation liability regime towards the approach of the airline liability regime;


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