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NOTICE – Notice of Intent Filed with State Register

Unmanned Aerial Systems (LAC 7:XLIX.101-117)

February 12, 2016

LDAF has filed a notice of intent with the State Register giving public notice that in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, R.S. 49:950, et seq., and pursuant to the authority granted by R.S. 3:42-47, LDAF, through the Office of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, intends to enact LAC 7:XLIX.101-117 in order to establish regulations for the use of unmanned aerial systems in agricultural commercial operations. Interested persons may submit written comments, data, opinions and arguments regarding the proposed Rule.  Written submissions must be directed to Kevin Wofford, Department of Agriculture & Forestry, 5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 3000, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 and must be received no later than 12:00 p.m. on April 7, 2016. A copy of the Notice of Intent, signed Fiscal & Economic Impact Statement and Legislative Report can be found here.

Notice of Intent

Fiscal & Economic Impact Statement

Legislative Report

Second Report (no public comments)