Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 121337
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File Number: 121337 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-689-12 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: RENEWAL OF FAA'S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORIZATION Introduced: 6/27/2012
Requester: Miami-Dade Police Department Cost: Final Action: 9/6/2012
Agenda Date: 9/4/2012 Agenda Item Number: 8I1
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR THE COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO APPLY FOR RENEWAL OF THE CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORIZATION FROM THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY’S USE OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS
Indexes: FAA
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Prime Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 9/6/2012 8I1 Adopted P

Public Safety & Healthcare Admin Cmte 7/10/2012 3A Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Valda Clark Christian read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Hearing no questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution, as presented.

County Attorney 6/27/2012 Assigned Ben Simon 6/27/2012

County Mayor 6/27/2012 Assigned County Attorney 9/4/2012
REPORT: MDPD - Comm. Diaz Sponsor - pending cmte

County Mayor 6/27/2012 Assigned Chip Iglesias 6/27/2012

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR THE COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO APPLY FOR RENEWAL OF THE CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORIZATION FROM THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY’S USE OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS

BODY
WHEREAS, the Aviation Unit of the Miami-Dade Police Department operates an unmanned aircraft system; and
WHEREAS, the unmanned aircraft system is a “public aircraft” within the meaning of 49 U.S.C. § 40102(a)(41)(C); and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County is responsible for operating the unmanned aircraft system; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County does not operate the unmanned aircraft system for commercial purposes and receives no compensation for its use, within the meaning of 49 U.S.C. § 40125; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County is a political subdivision of the State of Florida pursuant to the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Florida; and
WHEREAS, the Federal Aviation Administration is requiring renewal of the Certificate of Authorization permitting Miami-Dade County’s use of the unmanned aircraft system;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the County Mayor or the County Mayor’s designee is authorized to apply for renewal of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Certificate of Authorization permitting Miami-Dade County, by and through the Miami-Dade Police Department, to use an unmanned aircraft system throughout Miami-Dade County.

HEADER
DATE:

TO: Honorable Chairman Joe A. Martinez
and Members, Board of County Commissioners

FROM: Carlos A. Gimenez
Mayor

SUBJECT: Resolution To Apply For Renewal of The Federal Aviation Administration’s Certificate of Authorization

STAFF RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board of County Commissioners approve the attached Resolution, authorizing the County Mayor or the County Mayor’s Designee, to apply for renewal of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Certificate of Authorization, permitting Miami-Dade County, by and through the Miami-Dade Police Department, to use an unmanned aircraft system throughout Miami-Dade County.

Scope
The Miami-Dade Police Department’s unmanned aircraft system serves as support to Miami-Dade Police Department operations, throughout Miami-Dade County.

Fiscal Impact/Funding Source
Miami-Dade County will not incur any additional costs.

Track Record/Monitor
The Federal Aviation Administration requires political subdivisions, which operate unmanned aircraft systems, to periodically apply for and subsequently renew existing Certificates of Authorization, granting authority to operate in airspace throughout Miami-Dade County. This Certificate of Authorization will be monitored by Acting Major Thomas Hanlon, Special Patrol Bureau, Miami-Dade Police Department.

MANAGER'S BACKGROUND
Background
As a result of a successful grant application to the United States Department of Justice, Miami-Dade County, by and through the Miami-Dade Police Department, obtained and has operated an unmanned aircraft system. The unmanned aircraft system is operated by the Miami-Dade Police Department, for authorized law enforcement purposes. One of the current Certificates of Authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration is due to expire on July 1, 2012 and requires annual renewal.


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Genaro “Chip” Iglesias
Office of the Mayor



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