Proposed Presidential Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Policy



DEANS, DIRECTORS, DEPARTMENT CHAIRS, and ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS

RE: Proposed Presidential Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Policy

Dear Colleagues:

With the increased use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) on University locations, the Office of the President has developed a proposed new UAS (Drone) policy. The policy will establish minimum standards for the safe use and operation of UAS and Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS), including drones and model aircraft, on any University location or at any authorized University activity.

This policy requires that all UAS operations are performed in a manner that mitigates risks to safety, security and privacy, and ensures compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Public Law 112–95) and all applicable laws.

To view the draft policy in its entirety, go to Related Information.

Please share this proposed draft with faculty and staff in your organizations. Feedback on the new policy is encouraged and comments should be sent directly to Brandon Stark, Systemwide Designated UAS Authority, at bstark2@ucmerced.edu by April 21, 2017.

Sincerely,

Michael Levine
Interim Vice Chancellor
Academic Personnel

Lubbe Levin
Associate Vice Chancellor
Campus Human Resources

Susi Takeuchi
Chief Human Resources Officer
Health Sciences

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Related Information

Drone Policy