Recode The FAA has decided to remove its official drone safety advisory from its website, according to a report from Recode.
The FAA said in a statement to Recode that it decided to stop updating the drone safety website to reflect the current FAA drone guidance in light of the agency’s decision.
The decision comes amid increased drone use, which is tied to the FAA’s proposed changes to the law.
The agency plans to move the drone guidelines from its site to the Federal Aviation Administration website in the coming months.
The FAA is planning to roll out the new guidelines in the next few months, but it is unclear when.
The Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) are the regulatory framework for all U.S. airspace, including drones.
They require that a drone fly over the airspace “within 1,000 feet (300 meters) of a building or structure, including any building or structures with a ramp, walkway, or other means of access to the airspace.”
The FAA says it has updated the guidelines in light “of new research into the risks posed by unmanned aircraft, including the impact of autonomous and semi-autonomous flight systems on aircraft safety, and to the impact that increased use of drones may have on the safety of the public.”
The new guidelines also recommend that drone operators should “be aware of the potential for injury, damage, or death due to pilot error, and should take precautions to reduce such risks.”
The drone safety advisories are now gone, but Recode notes that the FAA is “pushing the boundaries of what the law currently says” by requiring drone operators to get a special permit from the FAA.
“It’s clear that the UAS industry has taken this new regulatory framework very seriously, and this is a big step in that direction,” the report said.