FAA UAS ARC meeting agendas and minutes

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-9161
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All agendas and meeting minutes from all meetings of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: Federal Aviation Administration

A letter stating the request for reduced or waived fees has been rejected.

From: Federal Aviation Administration

The user must agree to pay fees in order for the process to be continued being processed. No payment is due at this time.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

In response to the attached fee estimate, I wanted to give the FAA the chance to change my fee category to media requester without a formal appeal. I am clearly a journalist, having written dozens of articles about the FAA's UAS integration process.

Many of these are available here:

motherboard.vice.com/tag/The+Drone+Census
https://www.muckrock.com/drone-census/

Please let me know if a formal appeal of fee category will be necessary to address this matter, which would be a splendid waste of both time and resources. I will be submitting a formal appeal next week if I do not receive a reply.

Respectfully,

Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: Shawn Musgrave

Mr. Honda,

Checking on the above. Happy to submit a formal appeal if such a step is truly required.

-Shawn

From:

Mr. Musgrave,

The division handling your FOIA case has been working on your response for this request. They have been undermanned and have not forgotten about your FOIA. They appreciate your understanding.

Respectfully,

Derek M. Honda
AFS FOIA Coordinator / AFS Forms Management Officer
AFS-140 Flight Standards
email: derek.honda@faa.gov
Work: 202-267-4190
Fax: 202-267-7636
https://employees.faa.gov/org/staffoffices/afn/tools_resources/foia_tool_kit/
http://www.faa.gov/forms/index.cfm
https://employees.faa.gov/tools_resources/forms

From:

Mr. Musgrave,

Please disregard my response I sent on June 16, 2014. This FOIA has been assigned to the Office of Rulemaking (ARM) and not Flight Standards (AFS). Please contact the FOIA coordinator for ARM regarding this FOIA request.

Respectfully,

Derek M. Honda
AFS FOIA Coordinator / AFS Forms Management Officer / AFS Directives
AFS-140 Flight Standards
email: derek.honda@faa.gov
Work: 202-267-4190
Fax: 202-267-7636
https://employees.faa.gov/org/staffoffices/afn/tools_resources/foia_tool_kit/
https://employees.faa.gov/tools_resources/forms
http://www.faa.gov/forms/index.cfm

From:

Dear Mr. Shawn Musgrave,

This email is in response to your April 30, 2014, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, seeking all agendas and meeting minutes from all meetings of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee (UAS ARC).

On June 24, 2014, the FAA's FOIA office reclassified you as an "all other" requestor. As an "all other" requestor, you are entitled to 2 hours of free search and no charge for review.

The Office of Rulemaking is processing your request.

I hope your day is productive!
Judine Slaughter
(202) 267-3793

We are committed to aerospace safety, and we value your feedback.
http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/stakeholder_feedback/arm/

The path of least resistance is to discredit the other person. ~ G. Shawn Hunter

From:

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

I've attached your FOIA response in response to your request.

Much success,
Judine Slaughter
(202) 267-3793

To fight for authority is to forfeit it.
~ Beth Moore

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