- Dec 27, 2014
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CFRs incorporate other regulations by reference all the time. They probably didn't use FAR 101 because Class 3 (P motors and above) is unlimited. There isn't a handy distinction in there between the very high end of our hobby (R? S?) and rockets intended to go 300km downrange. If they had used FAR 101, every rocket over O could be considered ITAR, and we wouldn't have threads here about those cool projects.Why in the world would a gov agency use a non-gov definition (NFPA is private, not gov) when they have a gov issued definition (FAR 101)? This seems very backwards to me.
22 CFR 121.1 references NFPA quite a lot actually. Did you know you can't export certified motors having more than 5 pounds of propellant? 22CFR 121.1(D) note 1 How does AT and CTI export anything M or larger?
And if your guidance system is not for export, does the state department's munitions export control list (22 CFR 121) even apply?