The FAA is now more than 7 months overdue on responding to requests for documentation regarding drone operators who have received cease and desist letters for commercial drone use.
Journalists at MuckRock.com submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the FAA requesting this information, which has been subject to numerous approved extensions. The FAA last requested an extension through Dec. 30, 2013. Since then, the FAA has not responded to MuckRock’s requests.
Below is the last message from the FAA, in which they ask for an extension.
Since we have yet to receive public records from the FAA, in the meantime, Drone Girl has created an online Document Tracker to study where and to whom the letters of gone. Check out our document tracker here.
Under FOIA, the FAA is legally obligated to provide the general public with full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased documents, including the ones we requested regarding commercial drone operation cease and desist orders.
Stay with Drone Girl for the latest updates on this information.
- TRANSPARENCY WATCH: WHY IS THE FAA 6 MONTHS OVERDUE ON SHARING PUBLIC INFORMATION ABOUT REGULATING DRONE OPERATORS?
- FAA ANNOUNCES PUBLIC RESEARCH AND TEST SITES OF DRONES
- CALLING ALL DRONE OPERATORS WHO HAVE RECEIVED CEASE AND DESIST LETTERS
- FLYING ROBOTS FOR THE MASSES: HOW BEZOS’ AMAZON DRONE COULD BE WHAT STEVE JOBS WAS TO PERSONAL COMPUTERS