Drone waivers

Andrew Quemere filed this request with the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2016-009471
Est. Completion None
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From: Andrew Quemere

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

* All applications for waivers from the FAA's rules on drones

* All waivers from the FAA's rules on drones

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Andrew Quemere

From:

Good Morning,

Could you please clarify what type of waivers you are interested in? thank you.

FAA FOIA Office

From: Andrew Quemere

Thank you for your response.

According to his National Public Radio story (http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/08/29/491818988/faa-expects-600-000-commercial-drones-in-the-air-within-a-year): "Businesses, however, may get special waivers to skip some of the restrictions if they can prove they can do so safely. Huerta said Monday that the FAA has approved almost 80 waiver applications; the vast majority sought permission to operate at night. CNN was one applicant that received permission to fly over people, Huerta said."

I am seeking waivers of this nature, as well as applications for this type of waiver.

Yours truly,
Andrew Quemere

From:

Good Morning,

Your request has been processed. Please refer to the attached letter. Thank you.

FAA FOIA Office

From:

Hello Mr. Quemere,

A fee waiver estimate letter was delivered to the mailing address provided on your request:

411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

The letter was returned to the FAA FOIA office marked 'return, no such person'.

Please reply to this email in three business days to let us know whether or not you are still interested with the FAA in processing your request.

If we do not receive your response by Friday, January 20 we will close your FOIA request.

Thank You,

Derek M. Honda
Management & Program Analyst
AFS-140 Flight Standards
Work: 202-267-4190
Fax: 202-267-7636
email: derek.honda@faa.gov<mailto:derek.honda@faa.gov>

From: Andrew Quemere

Hi,

Please address to:

MuckRock
Dept. 27977
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

If you don't include MuckRock, the mail might be returned.

Thanks

From:

Good Morning Mr. Quemere,

The fee estimate letter originally mailed to you by our Flight Standards office via certified Mail on December 21, 2016 was returned to us.

Please review the attached letter and as stated reply to us within 10 business days to accept the fee estimate and we will continue processing your request. If we do not hear from you we will assume you are no longer interested and this request will be closed and not further action will be taken.

If your request is closed and you decide that you would like the requested documents, feel free to submit a new request. Thank you.

FAA FOIA Office

From:

Good Morning,

This is a follow up to your previous request for acceptance of the attached fee estimate. 10 business days have elapsed, if we do not hear from you by close of business today, this request will be closed and no further action will be taken. Thank you.

FAA FOIA Office

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