Engadget mentions Marc Scribner's statement in response to the FAA's refusal to allow public comments on its drone registration plan.
The FAA decided to apply the word "consider" very loosely when it implemented its drone registry -- in fact, the agency omitted the public comment period prior to the registry's implementation altogether. That little sleight of hand really riled the Washington, D.C.-based Competitive Enterprise Institute, which said the FAA violated federal requirements by not allowing public comments on its drone registration plan.
CEI transportation policy expert Marc Scribner said in a statement, "The FAA's claim that complying with notice and comment requirements for small drone registration regulation is 'impracticable and contrary to the public interest,' so that it can therefore ignore them, is as predictable as it is absurd." He characterized the action as "unlawful" and that by doing this, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta "are practically demanding litigation."
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