• Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    Drone use is on the rise by our members, safety consultants, activists, unions, ENGOs and hobbyists. There are many beneficial uses of drones, however, they are an easy tool to be used for surveillance or worse by bad actors. AFPM supports the safe and responsible use of drones, but to the security risks a drone poses is challenging.

    The Drone Tool Kit is designed to provide refineries and petrochemical manufacturers an understanding of the existing UAS legal framework, including the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Section 333 exemption process, so that companies may determine whether and how to seek permission to fly small UAS in the United States. It also outlines the risks to the industry as a result of the increasingly prevalent use of this technology by hobbyists, public entities, news organizations, and commercial industry, and describes what protections are available—including FAA enforcement, common law torts, and certain UAS-specific state laws.

     Drone Tool Kit   

      Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Regulations & Policies

      Section 333 Exemption

      Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration

      UAS Registration Q&A

    FAA Risk Management Handbook