The American Chemistry Council (ACC) released a statement on its website urging U.S. policymakers and agencies to take action to protect critical infrastructure and national security.
The ACC recommended the following actions:
- The FAA’s drone security rule, mandated by Congress, must be published to enable facility operators to request airspace restrictions or drone prohibitions to safeguard their premises. These tools are essential in preventing the misuse of drones for industrial espionage and potential terrorist activities. Currently, the rule’s delay has resulted in the country relying on a disjointed set of state laws to tackle this threat, creating a significant national security gap that needs immediate attention.
- As part of the upcoming FAA reauthorization bill, Congress should incorporate further safeguards for drones that permit facilities to utilize counter-drone technologies. This encompasses approaches to identify and monitor, or in certain situations, safely incapacitate a drone.
About the American Chemistry Council
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the multibillion-dollar business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products, technologies and services that make people’s lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health, safety and security performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy addressing major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. ACC members and chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development, and are advancing products, processes and technologies to address climate change, enhance air and water quality, and progress toward a more sustainable, circular economy.
For more information, please visit- Soaring Drone Use Requires Policy Makers to Act
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