FAQ n.19121

What is the legal status of documents published during the EASA Rulemaking process such as Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) or Comment Response Document (CRD)? Can they be used if there is no EU rule available?

Answer

NPAs and CRDs are part of the Agency's rulemaking process, to inform and consult stakeholders on possible rule changes or newly developed rules. The proposed rules are obviously not binding and still subject to change, either during the EASA rulemaking process or the Commission's comitology process. While an NPA and a CRD may give a broad indication on how the future rule could look like, EASA generally does not recommend using them before the rules are published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Last updated: 
20/05/2019

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