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Drone Subgroup Records Not Subject to Disclosure Requirement

May 3, 2021, 3:21 PM

Records from subcommittees and task groups formed by the Drone Advisory Committee of the Federal Aviation Administration aren’t necessarily subject to disclosure under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the D.C. Circuit said.

FACA’s disclosure requirements only apply to information generated to specifically advise an executive agency, the opinion by Judge Gregory G. Katsas said.

The DAC created its subcommittees and task groups to report to it, not the FAA, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said. Because the subcommittees and task groups don’t directly advise the FAA, their records aren’t automatically subject to disclosure under FACA, it ...

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