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DOT/FAA RIN: 2120-AK82 Publication ID: Spring 2016 
Title: ●Registration and Marking Requirements for Small Unmanned Aircraft 

This interim final rule would establish an alternative, stream-lined, web-based aircraft registration system for certain small unmanned aircraft systems, to help facilitate compliance with existing statutory obligations for aircraft registration. The alternative process will help create a culture of accountability and ensure responsible use of small UAS. As evidenced by the recent reports of unsafe UAS operations, the lack of awareness of operators regarding what must be done to operate UAS safely in the NAS, and the lack of identification of UAS and their operators pose significant challenges in ensuring accountability for responsible use. Without increased awareness and knowledge of the statutory and regulatory requirements for safe operation, the risk of unsafe UAS operations will only rise. Aircraft registration, identification, and marking will assist the Department in identifying owners of UAS that are operated in an unsafe manner, so we may continue to educate these users, and when appropriate, take enforcement action. This rulemaking is based on public comment regarding the proposed aircraft registration process for small UAS in the Operation and Use of Small UAS notice of proposed rulemaking and recommendations from the UAS Registration task force.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1    14 CFR 375    14 CFR 45    14 CFR 47    14 CFR 48    14 CFR 91   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f)    49 U.S.C. 41703    49 U.S.C. 44101 to 44106    49 U.S.C. 44110 to 44113    49 U.S.C. 44701   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  12/16/2015  80 FR 78593   
OMB approval of information collection  12/21/2015  80 FR 79255   
Final Rule Effective  12/21/2015 
Comment Period End  01/15/2016 
Analyzing Comments  06/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Sara Mikolop
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Avenue, SW,
Washington, DC 20591
Phone:202 267-7776