Call for submissions to examine the role of the UK Space Agency

July 30, 2010 at 9:08 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

Source – UK Space Agency:

Call for submissions to examine the role of the UK Space Agency

The UK Space Agency was officially launched on 23 March 2010, replacing the British National Space Centre. The Agency is responsible for all strategic decisions on the UK civil space programme and provides a clear, single voice for UK space ambitions. The Science and Technology Committee has announced an inquiry, examining the role of the UK Space Agency.

The following issues are to be examined:

* What progress has been made in setting up the UK Space Agency?
* How does the UK Space Agency work with other bodies (national and international) on space issues?
* Is the UK Space Agency more effective at coordinating space policy than its predecessor, the British National Space Centre?
* What should the UK Space Agency’s priorities be for the next five years?
* Is the UK Space Agency adequately funded?

The Committee invites written comments/submissions from interested parties on any of the issues above.

Deadline for submissions: Noon, Tuesday 31st August 2010

Please send a copy of your submission to scitechcom@parliament.uk with the subject, “space agency”. Also, an additional paper copy should be sent to:

The Clerk
Science and Technology Committee
House of Commons
7 Millbank
London
SW1P 3JA

H.R. 5910: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue rules that designate no-fly zones in the vicinity of certain nuclear power plants, and for other purposes

July 30, 2010 at 9:05 am | Posted in Aviation Law | 1 Comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

H.R. 5910: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue rules that designate no-fly zones in the vicinity of certain nuclear power plants, and for other purposes was introduced on July 29, 2010 by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY18):

H.R.5910 — To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue rules that designate no-fly zones in the vicinity of certain nuclear power plants,… (Introduced in House – IH)

HR 5910 IH

111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5910

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue rules that designate no-fly zones in the vicinity of certain nuclear power plants, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 28, 2010

Mrs. LOWEY introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue rules that designate no-fly zones in the vicinity of certain nuclear power plants, 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. DESIGNATION OF NO-FLY ZONES IN THE VICINITY OF CERTAIN NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS.

(a) In General- Title II of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 121 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

`Subtitle E–Miscellaneous Provisions

`SEC. 241. DESIGNATION OF NO-FLY ZONES.

`(a) In General- The Secretary may issue rules that designate a no-fly zone in the vicinity of any covered nuclear power plant and prohibiting the operation of aircraft in such zone.

`(b) Covered Nuclear Power Plant- In this section the term `covered nuclear power plant’ means a nuclear power plant within 50 miles of which there reside more than 15 million individuals, as determined by the most recent census of the United States.’.

(b) Clerical Amendment- The table of contents in section 1(b) of such Act is amended by adding at the end of the items relating to title II the following:

`Subtitle E–Miscellaneous Provisions

`Sec. 241. Designation of no-fly zones.’.

Anniversary of the NAS Act

July 29, 2010 at 9:54 am | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

42 years ago today President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act. More at Wired’s This Day in Tech Blog.

Conference on Disarmament: Draft decision for the establishment of a programme of work for the 2010 session

July 28, 2010 at 9:13 am | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

The Conference on Disarmament has released it’s Draft decision for the establishment of a programme of work for the 2010 session. The Draft Decision includes:

(c) A working group under agenda item 3 entitled “Prevention of an arms race in outer space” to discuss substantively, without limitation, not excluding the possibility of multilateral negotiations in the Conference on Disarmament on all issues related to the prevention of an arms race in outer space.

Federal Register: Proposed Rule Implementation of Section 203 of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (STELA); Amendments to Section 340 of the Communications Act

July 28, 2010 at 9:08 am | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

The FCC published a proposed rule on Implementation of Section 203 of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (STELA); Amendments to Section 340 of the Communications Act (PDF) in today’s Federal Register (75 Fed. Reg. 44198-44209):

SUMMARY: In this document, the Commission proposes changes to its satellite television “significantly viewed” rules to implement Section 203 of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (STELA). Section 203 of the STELA amends Section 340 of the Communications Act, which gives satellite carriers the authority to offer out-of-market but “significantly viewed” broadcast television network stations as part of their local service to subscribers. The STELA requires the Commission to issue final rules in this proceeding on or before November 24, 2010.

CSIS Report Release: National Security and the Commercial Space Sector

July 27, 2010 at 11:04 am | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

The Center for Intelligence and Security Studies has released it’s report titled National Security and the Commercial Space Sector. Visit the report’s release event page for the full report as well as video and audio clips from the release event.

H.R. 5862: To amend title 49, United States Code, with respect to the eligibility of veterans for employment with the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes

July 27, 2010 at 11:01 am | Posted in Aviation Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

H.R. 5862: To amend title 49, United States Code, with respect to the eligibility of veterans for employment with the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes was introduced on July 26, 2010 by Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX24).

H.R. 5859: To award a congressional gold medal to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol

July 27, 2010 at 10:58 am | Posted in Aviation Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

H.R. 5859: To award a congressional gold medal to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol was introduced on July 26, 2010 by Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA51).

SGAC to Make Space Law Movie

July 27, 2010 at 10:48 am | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

Source – SGAC:

SGAC Is Recruiting for Members to Help Develop an Informational Movie on Space Law – Apply Today!

26 July, 2010
Together with the Space and Telecom Law L.L.M. Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), SGAC is creating an informative movie on space law. The best minds in the field of space law will be collaborating towards creating this informative video for showing to incoming UNL law students and for SGAC educational purposes.

To do this, SGAC needs help from members with any experience in video production, editing, graphics, and other applicable experiences. SGAC members with space law expertise are also asked to provide suggestions and support.

All those interested should send an introduction email explaining your relevant skills to the project with a CV to project lead, Artiom Anisimov This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , as soon as possible.

For more information on the video topics where research help may be needed, see here:

* Delimitation of space, ownership rights, custom of peaceful passage (Soviets Lunch first artificial satellite – Sputnik in 1957)
* Value of human exploration vs. robotic
* Jurisdiction and control (Gagarin – first man in space)
* Non-military use of space, commercialisation; first proto-commercial communications satellite; up until this time, space activities were related to military applications; it was a starting point for private enterprise (Intelsat I (nicknamed “Early Bird”))
* Space Law/magna carta for space (the Outer Space Treaty)
* Property rights on Celestial Bodies (Armstrong stepped on the Moon)
* The potential of satellites for telecom (Arthur Clarke), navigation, remote sensing, space stations (Intersputnik – first time a group of states undertook space activities as a group; legally speaking, it was an effort to pull their resources into a conglomerate for specific purposes and objectives)
* 1st remote sensing satellite, so how about intellectual property rights, rights of access to data on your own territory and privacy (Landsat 1 (originally named Earth Resources Technology Satellite 1))
* Role of space agencies and across the border approach (ESA)
* Reusable concept for orbital transportation; legal issues regarding reusability, i.e. flight safety; drafting of procedures (Space Shuttle)
* Jurisdiction of the launching state, devise of new rules to deal with controversies between the partners; orbital tourism (Dennis Tito, Richard Garriott, etc.) (International Space Shuttle)
* Responsibility for transmitted signal, etc. (open GPS & GLONASS)
* Commercialization of space (X-Prize (space craft developed and financed by private enterprise; involved the promotion of private enterprise in R & D))
* Weaponisation of space, space debris, etc. (Chinese ASAT test)
* International responsibility, space traffic management (Cosmos-Iridium collision)
* Obama’s space policy
* Entry of countries like China, India and Brazil into the spacescape
* Formation of SGAC and importance of NGOs

Event: Seminar on Air Passenger Rights

July 26, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

Source – European Aviation Club:

THE EUROPEAN AVIATION CLUB

Seminar on
AIR PASSENGER RIGHTS

October 21, 2010

Conference diner
at the Cercle de Lorraine,
House de Merode, Poelaertplein, B – 1000 Brussels;
Diner will start at 20.00 hours.

——-

October 22, 2010

09.45 -10.00: Registration and coffee.

10.00-10.05: EAC welcomes the participants.
Prof. Dr. Rigas Doganis, Chairman of the EAC

10.05-10.20: Keynote Speech.
Mr. Daniel Calleja, DG MOVE, European Commission

10.20-12.30: Regulation 261/2004 – denied boarding, cancellation
and delay.
Panel discussion and time for questions

12.30-14.00: Lunch

14.00-15.15: Package travel and financial protection.
Panel discussion and time for questions

15.15-15.30: Refreshment break with coffee and tea.

15.30-16.45: Fare transparency and website selling practices.
Panel discussion and time for questions

16.45 Chairman’s closing remarks
Closing reception

Your moderators for the day are:
– Mr. John Balfour, Clyde & Co LLP
– Prof. Dr. Pablo Mendes de Leon, University of Leiden, Institute of Air and Space law
– Ms. Mia Wouters, LVP LAW

Confirmed speakers:
– Ms. Flor Diaz Pulido, DG MOVE, European Commission
– Mr. Simon Evans, Air Transport Users Council, UK
– Mr. Hans De Coninck, Belgian Consumer Authority – Test Aankoop
– Mr. Giles Pemberton, General Counsel and Company Secretary, easyJet,
– Mr. Erik van Goor, Corporate Legal Counsel, KLM
– Mr. Giuseppe Abbamonte, DG JLS, European Commission
– Ms. Laura Pierallini, Studio Legal Pierallini, Rome
– Mr. John Hanlon, Secretary General, ELFAA
– Ms. Elizabeth Hichens, Aviation Lawyer, British Airways
– Mr. Simon McNamara, Deputy Director General, ERA
– Air Berlin
– DG Sanco

More speakers to be added

Next Page »

Blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.