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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 10073
Final Stage  
red ball Final Text 9/6/2023  1:15 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 7/21/2023   (modified 8/2/2023)    
pdf ORM Economic Review Form 7/21/2023   (modified 8/23/2023)    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 8/31/2023   

Changes to Text No changes have been made to the text since the proposed stage was last published in the Register.
DPB Review
Submitted on 7/21/2023
Review Completed: 8/10/2023
Secretary Review Secretary of Transportation Review Completed: 8/21/2023
Governor's Review
ORM Review Completed: 8/31/2023
Governor Review Completed: 8/31/2023
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 8/31/2023
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 9/25/2023    Volume: 40  Issue: 3
Comment Period Ended 10/25/2023
Effective Date 10/25/2023
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 Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.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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