We are posting these rulemaking documents for reference and the benefit of the international RPAS community. 

Dear Mr. Egan: 

Re: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request 2021-005343 This letter responds to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated June 28, 2021. You requested all releasable portions of the Rulemaking Process and Work Instructions. 

A search was performed in the Office of Rulemaking and enclosed are 214 pages of records responsive to your request. Based on the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations regarding FOIA requests, your request falls under the “Media” fee category. For this category, the DOT does not charge for search and review, therefore no fees are associated with your request. 

You have the right to seek assistance from the FAA FOIA Public Liaison via phone 
(202-267-7799) or email ([email protected]) noting FOIA Public Liaison in the Subject. 

Sincerely,  /s/ Timothy R. AdamsActing Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking 

Sent by Judine Slaughter

Office of Rulemaking (ARM)(O) 202-267-3793 

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By Patrick Egan

Editor in Field, sUAS News Americas Desk | Patrick Egan is the editor of the Americas Desk at sUAS News and host and Executive Producer of the sUAS News Podcast Series, Drone TV and the Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition. Experience in the field includes assignments with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Battle Lab investigating solutions on future warfare research projects. Instructor for LTA (Lighter Than Air) ISR systems deployment teams for an OSD, U.S. Special Operations Command, Special Surveillance Project. Built and operated commercial RPA prior to 2007 FAA policy clarification. On the airspace integration side, he serves as director of special programs for the RCAPA (Remote Control Aerial Photography Association).