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Regulations Governing the Licensing and Operation of Airports and Aircraft and Obstructions to Airspace in the Commonwealth of Virginia [24 VAC 5 ‑ 20]
Take-Off and Landing Unmanned Aircraft on Land Owned by a Political Subdivision ...
Action 5697 / Stage 9225
Emergency/NOIRA Stage  
red ball Emergency Text 8/27/2021  12:59 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 3/4/2021   (modified 5/26/2021)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 5/13/2021    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 8/2/2021   
pdf Emergency Extension Request Requested on 12/1/2022   (Approved on 2/12/2023)  

Public Hearing Will not be held at the proposed stage.
Emergency Authority Code of Virginia Section 2.2-4011 (B)
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 4/2/2021
Review Completed: 5/13/2021
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 5/14/2021
Review Completed: 5/28/2021
Secretary Review Secretary of Transportation Review Completed: 7/26/2021
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 8/2/2021
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 8/13/2021
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 9/13/2021    Volume: 38  Issue: 2
Comment Period Ended 10/13/2021
Effective Date 8/13/2021
Expiration Date 2/12/2023

The expiration date for this emergency regulation has been extended until 8/11/2023

Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Stephen Smiley  / Senior Aviation Planner
Address: 5702 Gulfstream Rd.
Richmond, VA 23250
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)236-3627    FAX: (804)236-3635    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this agency.


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Action 5697:
Take-Off and Landing Unmanned Aircraft on Land Owned by a Political Subdivision or Locality
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (9225) Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
Proposed   (9511) Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/07/2023.
Final   (10073) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/25/2023.
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