Formal review of proposed systemwide policy on unmanned aircraft systems

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Sarah Latham, Vice Chancellor, Business and Administrative Services; Jean Marie Scott, Associate Vice Chancellor, Risk and Safety Services

The Office of the President invites comments on a proposed new policy for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The policy is to establish minimum standards for the safe use and operation of UAS and Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS), including drones and model aircraft, on any university location or at any authorized university activity. This policy requires that all UAS operations are performed in a manner that mitigates risks to safety, security, and privacy, and ensures compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Public Law 112–95) and all applicable laws.

The proposed systemwide policy is available online.

Comments may be submitted to the UC Santa Cruz Policy Coordination Office by close of business Friday, March 31, 2017, at