Unmanned Aircraft Systems Beyond Visual Line of Sight Aviation Rulemaking Committee Final Report – sUAS News – The Business of Drones

This action announces a public meeting of the final report of the Aviation Regulatory Committee (ARC) UAS Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS).

Appointment

The meeting will take place on June 22, 2022, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

The disability accommodation request must be received no later than June 13, 2022.

Requests for oral comments must be received no later than June 7, 2022.

Written comments will be accepted until June 29, 2022.

Addresses

This meeting will be held virtually. Members of the public who wish to view the meeting can access the live stream on the following FAA social media platforms on the day of the event, https://www.facebook.com/FAA or https://www.youtube.com/FAAnews

Members of the public who wish to provide written and/or oral comments may do so by emailing [email protected]

The minutes and other information will be published on: https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/rulemaking/committees/documents/index.cfm/committee/browse/committeeID/837

For more information, contact

Laura E. Gómez, 202-267-8076, Federal Aviation Administration, at [email protected] with “Attention Laura E. Gómez” in the subject line.

Additional information

Background

On June 8, 2021, the FAA established the UAS BVLOS ARC to provide recommendations to the FAA on performance-based regulatory requirements to standardize safe, scalable, economically viable, and environmentally beneficial UAS BVLOS operations that do not are not under positive air traffic control (ATC). The UAS BVLOS ARC, comprised of stakeholders from 86 organizations, was tasked with providing recommendations that met the requirements and supported the concepts of the following BVLOS operations: long-range linear infrastructure inspections, industrial aerial data collection, delivery small packages and precision farming operations, including crop spraying.

A copy of the UAS BVLOS ARC charter and final report can be downloaded at: https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/rulemaking/committees/documents/index.cfm/committee/browse/committeeID/837

Goal

The FAA is hosting a public meeting to give members of the public an opportunity to comment on the UAS BVLOS ARC Final Report. We invite the public to comment on all aspects of the final report. In particular, we are interested in feedback related to initial reactions and areas the FAA should explore further for performance-based regulatory requirements to standardize safe, scalable, economically viable, and environmentally beneficial UAS BVLOS operations that are not under positive ATC.

Audience participation

Requests for oral comments related to the BVLOS ARC report during the meeting should be received no later than June 7, 2022 and should include the commentator’s full name and email address. Applications received without this information may not be given the opportunity to provide oral feedback. The opportunity to provide oral comments will be given in the order in which requests are received. Comments should be limited to five minutes and should be reserved for the final BVLOS ARC report. Members of the public who submit a request to make oral comments during the meeting will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to participate in the meeting virtually.

Commenters who may need more than five minutes are strongly encouraged to submit a written comment. The FAA will accept written comments until June 29, 2022.

The US Department of Transportation is committed to providing equal access to this meeting for all attendees. If you require alternative formats or services due to a disability, such as sign language, interpretation or other auxiliary aids, please contact the person listed in the CONTACT section FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Published in Washington, DC. Abigail A. Smith, Deputy Executive Director, UAS Integration Office (AUS), Federal Aviation Administration.[FR Doc. 2022-10164 Filed 5-11-22; 8:45 am]BILLING CODE 4910-13-P

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