Multistakeholder Process To Develop Best Practices for Privacy, Transparency, and Accountability Regarding Commercial and Private Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, 26527 [2016-10359]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 85 / Tuesday, May 3, 2016 / Notices Dated: April 27, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–10249 Filed 5–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Multistakeholder Process To Develop Best Practices for Privacy, Transparency, and Accountability Regarding Commercial and Private Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene a meeting of a multistakeholder process concerning privacy, transparency, and accountability issues regarding commercial and private use of unmanned aircraft systems on May 18, 2016. DATES: The meeting will be held on May 18, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for details. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Travis Hall, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4725, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–3522; email thall@ntia.doc.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482–7002; email press@ntia.doc.gov. SUMMARY: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Congress recognized the potential wide-ranging benefits of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations within the United States in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112–95), which requires a plan to safely integrate civil UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS) by 2015. On February 15, 2015, President Obama issued the Presidential Memorandum ‘‘Promoting Economic Competitiveness While Safeguarding Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties in Domestic Use of Unmanned Aircraft VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 May 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 Systems.’’ 1 The Presidential Memorandum establishes a ‘‘multistakeholder engagement process to develop and communicate best practices for privacy, accountability, and transparency issues regarding commercial and private UAS use in the NAS.’’ 2 The process includes stakeholders from industry, civil society, and academia, and will be initiated by the Department of Commerce, through NTIA, and in consultation with other interested agencies. On August 3, 2015, NTIA convened the first meeting of the multistakeholder process, followed by additional meetings through February 2016. Matters to Be Considered: The May 18, 2016 meeting is a continuation of a series of NTIA-convened multistakeholder discussions concerning privacy, transparency, and accountability issues regarding commercial and private use of UAS. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed. Stakeholders will engage in an open, transparent, consensus-driven process to develop best practices for privacy, accountability, and transparency issues regarding commercial and private UAS use in the NAS. The May 18, 2016 meeting will build on stakeholders’ previous work. More information about stakeholders’ work is available at: https:// www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/ 2015/multistakeholder-processunmanned-aircraft-systems. Time and Date: NTIA will convene a meeting of the multistakeholder process regarding unmanned aircraft systems on May 18, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. The meeting date and time are subject to change. The meeting is subject to cancellation if stakeholders complete their work developing best practices. Please refer to NTIA’s Web site, https:// www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/ 2015/multistakeholder-processunmanned-aircraft-systems, for the most current information. Place: The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006. The location of the meeting is subject to change. Please refer to NTIA’s Web site, https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other1 Presidential Memorandum, Promoting Economic Competitiveness While Safeguarding Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties in Domestic Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, (Feb. 15, 2015), available at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-pressoffice/2015/02/15/presidential-memorandumpromoting-economic-competitiveness-whilesafegua. 2 Presidential Memorandum at 4. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26527 publication/2015/multistakeholderprocess-unmanned-aircraft-systems, for the most current information. Other Information: The meeting is open to the public and the press. The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Travis Hall at (202) 482–3522 or thall@ntia.doc.gov at least seven (7) business days prior to the meeting. The meeting will also be live webcast. Requests for real-time captioning of the webcast should be directed to Travis Hall at (202) 482–3522 or thall@ntia.doc.gov at least seven (7) business days prior to the meeting. There will be an opportunity for stakeholders viewing the webcast to participate remotely in the meeting through a moderated conference bridge, including polling functionality. Access details for the meeting are subject to change. Please refer to NTIA’s Web site, https://www.ntia.doc.gov/otherpublication/2015/multistakeholderprocess-unmanned-aircraft-systems, for the most current information. Dated: April 28, 2016. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–10359 Filed 5–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Digital Economy Board of Advisors Meeting National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Digital Economy Board of Advisors. The Board advises and provides recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce, through the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), on a broad range of issues concerning the digital economy and Internet policy. DATES: The meeting will be held on May 16, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Commerce Research Library, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Public comments may be mailed to: Digital Economy Board of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Multistakeholder Process To Develop Best Practices for Privacy, 
Transparency, and Accountability Regarding Commercial and Private Use 
of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA) will convene a meeting of a multistakeholder process concerning 
privacy, transparency, and accountability issues regarding commercial 
and private use of unmanned aircraft systems on May 18, 2016.

DATES: The meeting will be held on May 18, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 
p.m., Eastern Time. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for details.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the American 
Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Travis Hall, National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4725, Washington, DC 
20230; telephone (202) 482-3522; email thall@ntia.doc.gov. Please 
direct media inquiries to NTIA's Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-
7002; email press@ntia.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: Congress recognized the potential wide-ranging benefits 
of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations within the United States 
in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Modernization and Reform 
Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112-95), which requires a plan to safely integrate 
civil UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS) by 2015. On February 
15, 2015, President Obama issued the Presidential Memorandum 
``Promoting Economic Competitiveness While Safeguarding Privacy, Civil 
Rights, and Civil Liberties in Domestic Use of Unmanned Aircraft 
Systems.'' \1\ The Presidential Memorandum establishes a ``multi-
stakeholder engagement process to develop and communicate best 
practices for privacy, accountability, and transparency issues 
regarding commercial and private UAS use in the NAS.'' \2\ The process 
includes stakeholders from industry, civil society, and academia, and 
will be initiated by the Department of Commerce, through NTIA, and in 
consultation with other interested agencies. On August 3, 2015, NTIA 
convened the first meeting of the multistakeholder process, followed by 
additional meetings through February 2016.
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    \1\ Presidential Memorandum, Promoting Economic Competitiveness 
While Safeguarding Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties in 
Domestic Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, (Feb. 15, 2015), 
available at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/02/15/presidential-memorandum-promoting-economic-competitiveness-while-safegua.
    \2\ Presidential Memorandum at 4.
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    Matters to Be Considered: The May 18, 2016 meeting is a 
continuation of a series of NTIA-convened multistakeholder discussions 
concerning privacy, transparency, and accountability issues regarding 
commercial and private use of UAS. Additional meetings may be scheduled 
as needed. Stakeholders will engage in an open, transparent, consensus-
driven process to develop best practices for privacy, accountability, 
and transparency issues regarding commercial and private UAS use in the 
NAS. The May 18, 2016 meeting will build on stakeholders' previous 
work. More information about stakeholders' work is available at: 
https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2015/multistakeholder-process-unmanned-aircraft-systems.
    Time and Date: NTIA will convene a meeting of the multistakeholder 
process regarding unmanned aircraft systems on May 18, 2016 from 2:00 
p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. The meeting date and time are subject 
to change. The meeting is subject to cancellation if stakeholders 
complete their work developing best practices. Please refer to NTIA's 
Web site, https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2015/multistakeholder-process-unmanned-aircraft-systems, for the most 
current information.
    Place: The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the American 
Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20006. The location of the meeting is subject to change. Please refer 
to NTIA's Web site, https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2015/multistakeholder-process-unmanned-aircraft-systems, for the most 
current information.
    Other Information: The meeting is open to the public and the press. 
The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Travis Hall at (202) 482-3522 or 
thall@ntia.doc.gov at least seven (7) business days prior to the 
meeting. The meeting will also be live webcast. Requests for real-time 
captioning of the webcast should be directed to Travis Hall at (202) 
482-3522 or thall@ntia.doc.gov at least seven (7) business days prior 
to the meeting. There will be an opportunity for stakeholders viewing 
the webcast to participate remotely in the meeting through a moderated 
conference bridge, including polling functionality. Access details for 
the meeting are subject to change. Please refer to NTIA's Web site, 
https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2015/multistakeholder-process-unmanned-aircraft-systems, for the most current information.

    Dated: April 28, 2016.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-10359 Filed 5-2-16; 8:45 am]
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