What exemption relief may be available to federal, state, and local governments when operating aircraft that are not public aircraft?
The Federal Aviation Administration may grant a federal, state, or local government an exemption from part A of subtitle VII of title 49 United States Code, and any regulation issued under that authority that is applicable to an aircraft as a result of the Independent Safety Board Act Amendments of 1994, Public Law 103-411, if—
(a) The Administrator finds that granting the exemption is necessary to prevent an undue economic burden on the unit of government; and
(b) The Administrator certifies that the aviation safety program of the unit of government is effective and appropriate to ensure safe operations of the type of aircraft operated by the unit of government.
[68 FR 25488, May 13, 2003]