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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 9511
Proposed Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 5/2/2023  3:44 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 1/11/2022    
pdf ORM Economic Review Form 2/7/2023    
pdf Attorney General Certification 5/16/2022    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 7/14/2022    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 1/30/2023   (modified 4/13/2023)    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 2/14/2023   

Changes to Text The proposed text has changed from that of the emergency stage.
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 1/11/2022
Review Completed: 5/16/2022
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 5/31/2022
Review Completed: 7/15/2022
Secretary Review Secretary of Transportation Review Completed: 11/30/2022
Governor's Review
ORM Review Completed: 2/14/2023
Governor Review Completed: 2/14/2023
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 4/11/2023
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 5/8/2023    Volume: 39  Issue: 19
Public Hearings

03/29/2023 3:30 PM

Comment Period Ended 7/7/2023
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 Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.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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