DOT delays proposed drone ID rules a fourth time

The U.S. Department of Transportation has again postponed publishing the much anticipated proposed rulemaking on remote identification of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) but hopes to do so before the end of the month.

Friday, Dec. 20, was the most recently scheduled date of publication. Late that day, a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson said the agency had just received final executive branch clearance on the notice of proposed rulemaking. “The FAA and [DOT] are currently taking the final procedural steps to officially publish the NPRM in the Federal Register and it is our intent to publicly display the rule prior to the end of December,” the spokesperson told FreightWaves.