In this chapter, the following definitions apply:
(A) weighs 4.4 pounds or less, including payload but not including the tether;
(B) is physically attached to a ground station with a taut, appropriately load-rated tether that provides continuous power to the unmanned aircraft and is unlikely to be separated from the unmanned aircraft; and
(C) is controlled and retrieved by such ground station through physical manipulation of the tether.
(Added Pub. L. 115–254, div. B, title III, §341(a), Oct. 5, 2018, 132 Stat. 3284.)
Section 332(c) of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (49 U.S.C. 40101 note), as in effect on the day before the date of enactment of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, referred to in par. (10), means section 332(c) of Pub. L. 112–95, as in effect on the day before the date of enactment of Pub. L. 115–254, which was approved Oct. 5, 2018. Section 332 of Pub. L. 112–95 was set out in a note under section 40101 of this title, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 115–254, div. B, title III, §341(b)(2), Oct. 5, 2018, 132 Stat. 3287. The remainder of the note comprised of subtitle B of title III of Pub. L. 112–95 was transferred and is set out under section 44802 of this title.
Pub. L. 115–254, div. B, title III, §357, Oct. 5, 2018, 132 Stat. 3305, provided that: "It is the policy of the United States that the operation of any unmanned aircraft or unmanned aircraft system shall be carried out in a manner that respects and protects personal privacy consistent with the United States Constitution and Federal, State, and local law."
Pub. L. 115–254, div. B, title III, §366, Oct. 5, 2018, 132 Stat. 3310, provided that:
"(1) how to identify and respond to public safety threats posed by unmanned aircraft systems; and
"(2) how to identify and take advantage of opportunities to use unmanned aircraft systems to enhance the effectiveness of local law enforcement agencies and first responders.
"(1) to respond to public safety threats posed by unmanned aircraft systems; and
"(2) to identify and take advantage of opportunities to use unmanned aircraft systems to enhance the effectiveness of local law enforcement agencies and public safety response efforts.
Pub. L. 115–254, div. B, title III, §375, Oct. 5, 2018, 132 Stat. 3314, provided that:
Pub. L. 115–254, div. B, title III, §379, Oct. 5, 2018, 132 Stat. 3318, provided that:
"(1) Any certificate of waiver or authorization issued by the Administration to Federal, State, tribal or local governments for the operation of unmanned aircraft systems within 30 days of issuance of such certificate of waiver or authorization.
"(2) A spreadsheet of UAS registrations, including the city, state [probably should be "State"], and zip code of each registered drone owner, on its website that is updated once per quarter each calendar year.
"(3) Summary descriptions and general purposes of public unmanned aircraft operations, including the locations where such unmanned aircraft may generally operate.
"(4) Summary descriptions of common civil unmanned aircraft operations.
"(5) The expiration date of any authorization of public or civil unmanned aircraft operations.
"(6) Links to websites of State agencies that enforce any applicable privacy laws.
"(7) For any unmanned aircraft system, except with respect to any operation protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, that will collect personally identifiable information about individuals, including the use of facial recognition—
"(A) the circumstance under which the system will be used;
"(B) the specific kinds of personally identifiable information that the system will collect about individuals; and
"(C) how the information referred to in subparagraph (B), and the conclusions drawn from such information, will be used, disclosed, and otherwise handled, including—
"(i) how the collection or retention of such information that is unrelated to the specific use will be minimized;
"(ii) under what circumstances such information might be sold, leased, or otherwise provided to third parties;
"(iii) the period during which such information will be retained;
"(iv) when and how such information, including information no longer relevant to the specified use, will be destroyed; and
"(v) steps that will be used to protect against the unauthorized disclosure of any information or data, such as the use of encryption methods and other security features.
"(8) With respect to public unmanned aircraft systems—
"(A) the locations where the unmanned aircraft system will operate;
"(B) the time during which the unmanned aircraft system will operate;
"(C) the general purpose of the flight; and
"(D) the technical capabilities that the unmanned aircraft system possesses.
"(1) is not applicable;
"(2) is not practicable, including when the information is not available to the Administrator;
"(3) is not in compliance with applicable law;
"(4) would compromise national defense, homeland security or law enforcement activity;
"(5) would be withheld pursuant to an exception of the [sic] section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly known as the 'Freedom of Information Act'); or
"(6) is otherwise contrary to the public interest.
"(1) the date of publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking or guidance regarding remote identification standards under section 2202 of the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 (Public Law 114–190; 130 Stat. 615 ) [49 U.S.C. 44802 note]; or
"(2) September 30, 2023."