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DOT/FAA RIN: 2120-AK82 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Registration and Marking Requirements for Small Unmanned Aircraft 

This rulemaking would provide an alternative, streamlined and simple, web-based aircraft registration process for the registration of small, unmanned aircraft, including small unmanned aircraft operated exclusively for limited recreational operations, to facilitate compliance with the statutory requirement that all aircraft register prior to operation. It would also provide a simpler method for marking small, unmanned aircraft that is more appropriate for these aircraft. This action responds to public comments received regarding the proposed registration process in the Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft notice of proposed rulemaking, the request for information regarding unmanned aircraft system registration, and the recommendations from the Unmanned Aircraft System Registration Task Force.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously 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, 44101 to 44106, 44110 to 44113, and 44701   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  12/16/2015  80 FR 78593   
Interim Final Rule Effective  12/21/2015 
OMB approval of information collection  12/21/2015  80 FR 79255   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  01/15/2016 
Final Rule  02/00/2024 
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:
Bonnie Lefko
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
6500 South MacArthur Boulevard, Room 118, Registry Building 26,
Oklahoma City, OK 73169
Phone:866 762-9434