UAV Fines

Jason Koebler filed this request with the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 2016-001554
Status
Completed

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From: Jason Koebler

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All formal civil penalty letters or enforcement actions levied against drone (unmanned aerial system) operators, as referenced by Michael Whitaker in a House Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation subcommittee hearing October 7, 2015: http://transportation.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=399335.

Whitaker explained that the FAA took formal action in 20 cases. I am requesting the civil penalty letters from those cases, as well as from any cases that may occur between now and when this request is completed.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. The documents will be used in the course of reporting for Motherboard, VICE Media's science and technology news site. Motherboard regularly covers UAV regulatory issues and these documents will be used to further that coverage (motherboard.vice.com/tag/drone+regulations).

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, and I ask that this be processed under the "media" fee category. 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,

Jason Koebler

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

The FOIA request copied below was initially submitted to your office in October and has yet to receive acknowledgment. Confirmation of receipt and an estimated date of completion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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To Whom It May Concern:

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

All formal civil penalty letters or enforcement actions levied against drone (unmanned aerial system) operators, as referenced by Michael Whitaker in a House Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation subcommittee hearing October 7, 2015: http://transportation.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=399335.

Whitaker explained that the FAA took formal action in 20 cases. I am requesting the civil penalty letters from those cases, as well as from any cases that may occur between now and when this request is completed.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. The documents will be used in the course of reporting for Motherboard, VICE Media's science and technology news site. Motherboard regularly covers UAV regulatory issues and these documents will be used to further that coverage (motherboard.vice.com/tag/drone+regulations).

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, and I ask that this be processed under the "media" fee category. 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,

Jason Koebler

From: Jason Koebler

Thanks for talking on the phone right now. To confirm, you are going to follow up on this and hopefully push it forward. Thank you!

From:

Good Morning,

Your request has been assigned within the FAA. Please see attached letter which includes contact information should you want to check the status of your request.

Not included in this letter is contact information for our Flight Standards office who will also be responding to your request. Their information is below:

Federal Aviation Administration Contact: Derek Honda
Flight Standards Service FOIA Coordinator
800 Independence Avenue, SW (202) 267-4190
Washington, DC 20591

Thank you,

Elena
Elena Richardson | 202-267-8574 (direct)
FOIA Management Specialist
FOIA Program Management Branch, AFN-140
Email: elena.richardson@faa.gov<mailto:elena.richardson@faa.gov>

From:

Good Afternoon Mr. Koebler:
This message is in reference to your FOIA Request 2016-001554 received on October 8, 2015, concerning "All formal civil penalty letters or enforcement actions levied against drone (unmanned aerial system) operators, as referenced by Michael Whitaker in a House Transportation and
Infrastructure Aviation subcommittee hearing October 7, 2015: http://transportation.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=399335."

Your case has been assigned to our office for processing. We are dealing with an extensive backlog of FOIA cases, competing priorities and limited staff. I need to negotiate 25 additional days (weekdays) from December 29, 2015 to be able to complete your case. Your new due date will be February 3, 2016.

Thank you for your patience.

Please send me an email if you agree to this additional time.

If you have any questions regarding your case, please contact Shari Harvey, FOIA Coordinator at (202-267-9073) or shari.l.harvey@faa.gov<mailto:shari.l.harvey@faa.gov>

Thank you.
Georgina Goldberg
Office of UAS Integration

From: Jason Koebler

Hi, this is now nearly two months past the revised due date, which was already pushed back twice. What's the status of this?

From: Federal Aviation Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Federal Aviation Administration

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Jason Koebler

Hello, what's going on here?

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