At the urging of MAPPS, the Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy, hosted a roundtable meeting to discuss the Federal Aviation Administration’s notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) on April 9.
MAPPS Executive Director John Palatiello was invited to be the spokesman for small business. He was joined by FAA Assistant General Counsel Mark Bury (see Bury.FAASmall UAS attachment below) in presentations on the proposed rules, with an emphasis on its affect on small business. Mr. Palatiello presented (see JMP MAPPS SBA UAS attachment below) an overview of the geospatial profession and comments on UAS and the rules.
A MAPPS task force is drafting the association’s comments on the NPRM. This will soon be shared with the membership. Comments on FAA’s proposed rule are due to FAA by Friday, April 24, 20015.