Large Rulemaking Enjoyable on The Bayou – Drones Information

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Who doesn’t love security, transparency and / or fairness? As we all know, any of these concepts could be my middle name. Here I tried to get the summer heat out of my head and started thinking about a nice cool glacier. The association immediately made me think about creating FAA rules, and so this petition is the result.

In case you were wondering, I still haven’t received the $ 473,000 and changes necessary to start the new lobbying effort for the rest of us. However, I felt compelled to let the FAA know that the unwashed masses (aka bag holders) are still thinking about them and all of the hard and selfless work they are doing for the American people. So in the spirit of progress I am doing what I can to get the old ice sheet moving by putting some rules on the flagpole.

If the following sounds like something you can leave behind, I would encourage you to make your comments public.

The petition reads as follows:

I. Treat distant pilots like manned pilots

Section 91.25 of the CFR states: β€œThe FAA Administrator will not use reports submitted to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under the Aviation Safety Reporting Program (or information derived therefrom) for enforcement actions other than information about accidents or crimes that are completely excluded from the program. “

However, there is nothing like it in Part 107, Protecting Distant Pilots. It’s up to the FAA enforcement attorneys’ whim to respect the spirit behind the Aviation Safety Reporting Program. The FAA should elect to use the following language in order to protect distant pilots as much as manned aircraft pilots operating under Part 91.

II. Security, Transparency and Fairness

With the growth of unmanned aircraft, the growth of a small home industry has come of people helping people navigate the tangled maze of regulations. Some of these consultants are former FAA employees who assist individuals with submitting license applications, waiver applications, or exemption applications.

Former FAA employees also join companies, boards of directors, or law firms. See former FAA Administrator Michael Huerta join Parazero’s advisory board
James “Jim” Williams, FAA manager of the Unmanned Aircraft Integration Office, joined Dentons law firm, former Flight Standards director John McGraw, who assisted with exemption requests. The FAA has also increasingly hired contractors who have access to confidential information. These contractors, like the FAA staff, also cause problems by being able to review proprietary material and then get it into the private sector in their minds.

This petition re-raises the issues raised by the FAA in previous regulatory restrictions on operators employing former flight safety inspectors from the Flight Standards Service. “The FAA believes that flight safety could be compromised if a former AFS ASI were able to exert undue influence on behalf of the operator over current FAA employees with whom they have built while working at an FSDO or in a close CMO. “Likewise, there is potential here for those within the
The FAA must abandon itself to the private sector and exert undue influence over workers and contractors examining applications for exemption or applications for certificates of adoption or approval under Part 107.

It is in the interests of security, transparency and fairness to prevent FAA employees and contractors from leaving their jobs and going into the private sector and doing work from the other side without a “cooling off” period. There are many companies that have been extremely damaged by the tangled, vague, and cryptic processes put in place by the FAA. There is an incentive to make things difficult for FAA employees or contractors planning a hop-on-a-boat hop because they can help their new employer or customer while the public is in the dark without help from FAA staff and FAA staff Regulations must be puzzled by contractors as to how businesses go bankrupt.

It is not beyond the imagination of how those inside the FAA could benefit if information was passed on to those outside in order to generate goodwill and success in finding new employment among those who were just receiving the new leaked information to have .

III. The suggested language

107.11 Aviation Safety Reporting Program: Prohibit the use of reports for enforcement purposes. The FAA administrator does not use reports submitted to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under the Aviation Safety Reporting Program (or information derived therefrom) for enforcement actions other than information about accidents or crimes that are completely excluded from the program .

107,201 employment of former FAA employees or contractors.

(a) Unless otherwise specified in paragraph (c) of this section, no person shall knowingly enter into any contractual arrangement that enables any person to act as the agent or agent for that person in any matter before the Federal Aviation Administration if the Person in the previous 2 years –
(1)
(A) served as or was directly responsible for the supervision of a
(i) Flight Standards Service flight safety inspector; or
(ii) a contractor appointed by the Federal Aviation Administration to provide technical assistance under a government contract; and
(B) was responsible for inspecting or evaluating, or overseeing the inspection or evaluation:
(i) requests for a certificate of waiver or approval under Part 107; or
(ii) Requests for exemption from Part 107.

(b) For the purposes of this section, a person shall be deemed to represent or represent a person in any matter before the Agency if the person makes written or oral communication to the Agency (or any of its officers or employees) on behalf of the person Relation to a particular matter, whether or not a particular party is involved, and regardless of whether the person participated in the particular matter or was responsible for that particular responsibility while serving as a standard flight service
Flight safety inspector.

(c) The provisions of this section do not prohibit any person from knowingly entering into or entering into any contractual arrangement that enables any person to act as the person’s agent or agent in any matter before the Federal Aviation Administration when the person is with the Person before January 1, 2020.

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