Public Meeting: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site Program; Privacy Approach, 18932-18933 [2013-07280]

Download as PDF 18932 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 60 / Thursday, March 28, 2013 / Proposed Rules Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. ACTION: Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 SUMMARY: The FAA will be holding a public engagement session on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, on the proposed privacy policy approach for the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site program. The FAA is seeking the views from the public with respect to proposed privacy language to be included in agreements with each test site operator. DATES: The session will be held via teleconference on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, beginning at 12 noon Eastern Daylight Savings Time and ending no later than 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory C. Carter, Office of the Chief Counsel, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20591; email: 9AGC–UASPrivacy@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document is a follow-on to a Notice of availability and request for comments published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2013 (78 FR 12259), Docket No. FAA–2013–0061. In that document, the agency described its proposed privacy plan for the UAS test site program and requested comments on that proposal. The agency also stated that it would provide details (including the date and time) for the engagement session sufficiently in advance of the meeting to facilitate broad participation. This document provides those details. The agency will post information on how to register for the public meeting at http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/ uas/ when all details are finalized. This Web site will also provide instructions on how to participate in the engagement session. As to the meeting itself, the FAA will provide an overview of the FAA’s UAS Test Site Program (including Section 322 (c) of the FAA’s Reform and Modernization Act of 2012) and the proposed privacy plan. The agency may also invite short statements from one to two representatives from advocacy interest groups and the UAS industry. After the introductory statements and overview, the FAA will take comments from participants regarding the agency’s proposed privacy plan that would apply to each UAS test site selected under the program. At some later time, after considering comments made during the engagement session as well as comments received during the comment period, FAA will notify the public about any further action the agency intends to take. Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for Part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9W, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2012, effective September 15, 2012, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ASO ME E5 Bass Harbor, ME [New] Bass Harbor Heliport, ME (Lat. 44°15′16″ N., long. 68°20′57″ W.) Point in Space Coordinates (Lat. 44°15′16″ N., long. 68°20′57″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6-mile radius of the Point in Space Coordinates (lat. 44°15′16″ N., long. 68°20′57″ W.) serving Bass Harbor Heliport. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on March 20, 2013. Barry A. Knight, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2013–07112 Filed 3–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 91 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0061] Public Meeting: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site Program; Privacy Approach Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:23 Mar 27, 2013 Jkt 229001 Notice of public engagement session. PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Background: On February 14, 2012, Congress mandated that the FAA, coordinating with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Department of Defense, develop a test site program for the integration of unmanned aircraft systems in to the National Airspace System. The overall purpose of this test site program is to develop a body of data and operational experiences to inform integration and the safe operation of these aircraft in the National Airspace System. On Friday, February 22, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a Notice of availability and request for comment soliciting comments on the FAA’s proposed approach for addressing the privacy questions raised by the public and Congress with regard to the operation of unmanned aircraft systems within the test site program (78 FR 12259). The proposed privacy requirements for which comments are requested are as follows: (1) The Site Operator must ensure that there are privacy policies governing all activities conducted under the OTA [Other Transaction Agreement], including the operation and relevant activities of the UASs authorized by the Site Operator. Such privacy policies must be available publically, and the Site Operator must have a mechanism to receive and consider comments on its privacy policies. In addition, these policies should be informed by Fair Information Practice Principles. The privacy policies should be updated as necessary to remain operationally current and effective. The Site Operator must ensure the requirements of this paragraph are applied to all operations conducted under the OTA. (2) The Site Operator and its team members are required to operate in accordance with Federal, state, and other laws regarding the protection of an individual’s right to privacy. Should criminal or civil charges be filed by the U.S. Department of Justice or a state’s law enforcement authority over a potential violation of such laws, the FAA may take appropriate action, including suspending or modifying the relevant operational authority (e.g., Certificate of Operation, or OTA), until the proceedings are completed. If the proceedings demonstrate the operation was in violation of the law, the FAA may terminate the relevant operational authority. (3) If over the lifetime of this Agreement, any legislation or regulation, which may have an impact on UAS or to the privacy interests of entities affected by any operation of any UAS operating at the Test Site, is E:\FR\FM\28MRP1.SGM 28MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 60 / Thursday, March 28, 2013 / Proposed Rules enacted or otherwise effectuated, such legislation or regulation will be applicable to the OTA, and the FAA may update or amend the OTA to reflect these changes. (4) Transmission of data from the Site Operator to the FAA or its designee must only include those data listed in Appendix B to the OTA. (Appendix B to the OTA is available as part of the SIR [Screening Information Request] at http://faaco.faa.gov.) The FAA anticipates that test site operator privacy practices as discussed in their privacy policies will help inform the dialogue among policymakers, privacy advocates, and the industry regarding broader questions concerning the use of UAS technologies. The privacy requirements proposed here are specifically designed for the operation of the UAS Test Sites. They are not intended to pre-determine the long-term policy and regulatory framework under which commercial UASs would operate. Rather, they aim to assure maximum transparency of privacy policies associated with UAS test site operations in order to engage all stakeholders in discussion about which privacy issues are raised by UAS operations and how law, public policy, and the industry practices should respond to those issues in the long run. Issued in Washington, DC on March 21, 2013. Nathan Tash, Assistant Chief Counsel, Acquisition and Fiscal Law Division, Federal Aviation Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–07280 Filed 3–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0144] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to allow the Quad City Marathon to cross the bridge. This VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:19 Mar 27, 2013 Jkt 229001 deviation allows the bridge to be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position for four hours. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on September 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0144] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers, Coast Guard; telephone (314) 269–2378, email Eric.Washburn@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Army Rock Island Arsenal requested a temporary deviation for the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge, across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for a four hour period from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., September 22, 2013, while a run/walk is held between the cities of Davenport, IA and Rock Island, IL. The Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge currently operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, which states the general requirement that drawbridges shall open promptly and fully for the passage of vessels when a request to open is given in accordance with the subpart. There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the Upper Mississippi River. The Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge, in the closed-tonavigation position, provides a vertical clearance of 23.8 feet above normal pool. Navigation on the waterway consists primarily of commercial tows and recreational watercraft. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. No objections were received. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the effective period of this PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 18933 temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: March 14, 2013. Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers. [FR Doc. 2013–07145 Filed 3–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 34 CFR Chapter III [CFDA Number: 84.133P–1.] Proposed Priority—National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research—Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Program Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education. ACTION: Proposed priority. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority for the Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) program under the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. We take this action to ensure that NIDRR’s resources are appropriately allocated across the three outcome domains of individual wellbeing—community living and participation, employment, and health and function. We intend this priority to strengthen the capacity of the disability and rehabilitation field to train qualified individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to conduct high-quality, advanced multidisciplinary rehabilitation research; and through this training contribute to improved outcomes for individuals with disabilities across the domains of community living and participation, employment, and health and function. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before April 29, 2013. ADDRESSES: Address all comments about this notice to Marlene Spencer, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., room 5133, Potomac Center Plaza (PCP), Washington, DC 20202–2700. If you prefer to send your comments by email, use the following address: marlene.spencer@ed.gov. You must include the phrase ‘‘Proposed Priority E:\FR\FM\28MRP1.SGM 28MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 60 (Thursday, March 28, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07280]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 91

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0061]


Public Meeting: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site Program; 
Privacy Approach

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of public engagement session.

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SUMMARY: The FAA will be holding a public engagement session on 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, on the proposed privacy policy approach for 
the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site program. The FAA is 
seeking the views from the public with respect to proposed privacy 
language to be included in agreements with each test site operator.

DATES: The session will be held via teleconference on Wednesday, April 
3, 2013, beginning at 12 noon Eastern Daylight Savings Time and ending 
no later than 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory C. Carter, Office of the Chief 
Counsel, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Ave. SW., 
Washington, DC 20591; email: 9-AGC-UASPrivacy@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document is a follow-on to a Notice of 
availability and request for comments published in the Federal Register 
on February 22, 2013 (78 FR 12259), Docket No. FAA-2013-0061. In that 
document, the agency described its proposed privacy plan for the UAS 
test site program and requested comments on that proposal. The agency 
also stated that it would provide details (including the date and time) 
for the engagement session sufficiently in advance of the meeting to 
facilitate broad participation. This document provides those details. 
The agency will post information on how to register for the public 
meeting at http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/uas/ when all details 
are finalized. This Web site will also provide instructions on how to 
participate in the engagement session.
    As to the meeting itself, the FAA will provide an overview of the 
FAA's UAS Test Site Program (including Section 322 (c) of the FAA's 
Reform and Modernization Act of 2012) and the proposed privacy plan. 
The agency may also invite short statements from one to two 
representatives from advocacy interest groups and the UAS industry. 
After the introductory statements and overview, the FAA will take 
comments from participants regarding the agency's proposed privacy plan 
that would apply to each UAS test site selected under the program. At 
some later time, after considering comments made during the engagement 
session as well as comments received during the comment period, FAA 
will notify the public about any further action the agency intends to 
take.
    Background: On February 14, 2012, Congress mandated that the FAA, 
coordinating with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and 
the Department of Defense, develop a test site program for the 
integration of unmanned aircraft systems in to the National Airspace 
System. The overall purpose of this test site program is to develop a 
body of data and operational experiences to inform integration and the 
safe operation of these aircraft in the National Airspace System. On 
Friday, February 22, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
Notice of availability and request for comment soliciting comments on 
the FAA's proposed approach for addressing the privacy questions raised 
by the public and Congress with regard to the operation of unmanned 
aircraft systems within the test site program (78 FR 12259).
    The proposed privacy requirements for which comments are requested 
are as follows:
    (1) The Site Operator must ensure that there are privacy policies 
governing all activities conducted under the OTA [Other Transaction 
Agreement], including the operation and relevant activities of the UASs 
authorized by the Site Operator. Such privacy policies must be 
available publically, and the Site Operator must have a mechanism to 
receive and consider comments on its privacy policies. In addition, 
these policies should be informed by Fair Information Practice 
Principles. The privacy policies should be updated as necessary to 
remain operationally current and effective. The Site Operator must 
ensure the requirements of this paragraph are applied to all operations 
conducted under the OTA.
    (2) The Site Operator and its team members are required to operate 
in accordance with Federal, state, and other laws regarding the 
protection of an individual's right to privacy. Should criminal or 
civil charges be filed by the U.S. Department of Justice or a state's 
law enforcement authority over a potential violation of such laws, the 
FAA may take appropriate action, including suspending or modifying the 
relevant operational authority (e.g., Certificate of Operation, or 
OTA), until the proceedings are completed. If the proceedings 
demonstrate the operation was in violation of the law, the FAA may 
terminate the relevant operational authority.
    (3) If over the lifetime of this Agreement, any legislation or 
regulation, which may have an impact on UAS or to the privacy interests 
of entities affected by any operation of any UAS operating at the Test 
Site, is

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enacted or otherwise effectuated, such legislation or regulation will 
be applicable to the OTA, and the FAA may update or amend the OTA to 
reflect these changes.
    (4) Transmission of data from the Site Operator to the FAA or its 
designee must only include those data listed in Appendix B to the OTA. 
(Appendix B to the OTA is available as part of the SIR [Screening 
Information Request] at http://faaco.faa.gov.)
    The FAA anticipates that test site operator privacy practices as 
discussed in their privacy policies will help inform the dialogue among 
policymakers, privacy advocates, and the industry regarding broader 
questions concerning the use of UAS technologies. The privacy 
requirements proposed here are specifically designed for the operation 
of the UAS Test Sites. They are not intended to pre-determine the long-
term policy and regulatory framework under which commercial UASs would 
operate. Rather, they aim to assure maximum transparency of privacy 
policies associated with UAS test site operations in order to engage 
all stakeholders in discussion about which privacy issues are raised by 
UAS operations and how law, public policy, and the industry practices 
should respond to those issues in the long run.

    Issued in Washington, DC on March 21, 2013.
Nathan Tash,
Assistant Chief Counsel, Acquisition and Fiscal Law Division, Federal 
Aviation Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-07280 Filed 3-27-13; 8:45 am]
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