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Using Drones in the Energy Industry

Be prepared for the new developments clearing the way for businesses to benefit from the many commercial uses for UAS.

Commercial uses for drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) abound, particularly in the utility industry. From handling dangerous inspections to collecting topographical data to monitoring infrastructure, UAS can be extraordinarily helpful. However, safety and privacy concerns have hindered widespread commercial UAS use, at least until now. New developments are clearing the way for businesses to benefit from the many commercial uses for UAS. This topic will discuss the framework for regulation of UAS operations. It will also explain recent developments in drone regulation by the federal government and states, and will identify the legal liability issues regarding UAS use.

Runtime: 90 minutes
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Agenda

Understanding Regulation of UASs (Drones) in the National Airspace System

  • Section 333 Process
  • Part 107 Regulation
  • FAA Enforcement

UAS Uses

  • By Utilities
  • By Regulators

Preemption and Common Law Issues

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OnDemand Course

Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on October 31, 2018.

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  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Thaddeus R. Lightfoot

Thaddeus R. Lightfoot

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

  • Partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Helps clients anticipate, navigate, and respond to the complexities of aviation, environmental, and natural resource regulation
  • Has represented the operator of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for two decades and advises client on compliance with aviation regulations, including regulations governing the operation of unmanned aircraft systems (drones)
  • Recently made presentations on drone issues at numerous national conferences and seminars, including the 62nd Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Written numerous articles on drone regulation, including “Bring on the Drones: Legal and Regulatory Issues in Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems,” ABA Natural Resources & Environment magazine, Spring 2018, and is frequently quoted on drone issues in publications such as Law360, Areospace America, and UAS magazine
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Mitchell Hamline School of Law (2004 - present)
  • President, Hennepin County Bar Association (2017-18)
  • Executive Committee, Hennepin County Bar Association (2014 - present)
  • Board of Directors, Hennepin County Bar Association (2013 - present)
  • Board of Directors, Hennepin County Bar Foundation (2014 - present)
  • Chair of the Board of Directors, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (2013 - 2016)
  • Board of Directors, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (2011 - present)
  • Board of Directors, Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) (2010 - 2016)
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center; B.A. degree, summa cum laude, Gonzaga University
  • Can be contacted at 612-492-6532 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 404307
Published 2018
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