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AC 450.161-1 - Control of Hazard Areas

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Control of Hazard Areas
Date issued
Office of Primary Responsibility
AST-1, Office of Commercial Space Transportation

This AC provides guidance on meeting the requirements of § 450.161 to publicize, survey, control, or evacuate each flight hazard area identified under § 450.133 prior to initiating flight of a launch vehicle or the reentry of a reentry vehicle to the extent necessary to ensure compliance with the risk criteria in § 450.101. Section 450.161(b) requires an operator to perform surveillance sufficient to verify or update the results of the flight safety analysis. An operator must, in accordance with § 450.161(c), publicize warnings for each flight hazard area except for regions of land, sea, or air under the control of the vehicle operator, site operator, or other controlling authority with which the operator has an agreement.