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Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Notice of petition for exemption received.


This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.


Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before October 30, 2014.


You may send comments identified by Docket Number FAA-2014-0680 using any of the following methods:

  • Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically.
  • Mail: Send comments to the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590.
  • Fax: Fax comments to the Docket Management Facility at 202-493-2251.
  • Hand Delivery: Bring comments to the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

Privacy: We will post all comments we receive, without change, to, including any personal information you provide. Using the search function of our docket Web site, anyone can find and read the comments received into any of our dockets, including the name of the individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78).

Docket: To read background documents or comments received, go to at any time or to the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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Jake Troutman, (202) 267-9521, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20951.

This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on September 24, 2014.

Lirio Liu,

Director, Office of Rulemaking.

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Petition for Exemption

Docket No.: FAA-2014-0680

Petitioner: Zeets, Steven

Section of 14 CFR: parts 21, 45.23(b), 61.113(a) and (b), 61.133(a), 91.7(a), 91.9(b)(2) and (c), 91.103, 91.109(a), 91.119, 91.121, 91.151(a), 91.203(a) and (b), 91.319(a)(1), 91.405(a), 91.407(a)(1), 91.409(a)(2), and 91.417(a).

Description of Relief Sought: The petitioner, Steven Zeets, a professional land surveyor, is seeking an exemption to commercially operate rotorcraft and fixed wing small unmanned aircraft Start Printed Page 58850systems (sUAS) 15 pounds or less including payload to perform various operations that include but are not limited to: aerial acquisition and research in support of government entities, agriculture industry, utility companies, local infrastructure, scientific studies, wildlife monitoring, mining, surveying, and forestry.

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[FR Doc. 2014-23147 Filed 9-29-14; 8:45 am]