NAAA Open for Business During COVID-19 Disruption: With the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we find ourselves in a time of uncertainty across the nation and the globe. Please know that NAAA is here to serve and support you! NAAA staff continues to work during the normal business hours of 8:30 – 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, albeit through a remote office as most staff are working from home. Contact us at (202) 546-5722 or by email at email@example.com.
OSHA Expands Temporary Guidance on Respiratory Protection Fit-Testing - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memorandum detailing expanded temporary enforcement guidance on respiratory protection fit-testing for N95 masks in all industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More.
Waiver for States Concerning Third Party CDL Skills Test Examiners in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency - The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a new emergency waiver for states regarding third party Commercial Driver License (CDL) skills test examiners in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More.
TSA Grants Temporary Exemption for Hazardous Material Endorsement Holders - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is granting a temporary exemption from requirements regarding expiration of TSA security threat assessments (STAs) for Hazardous Material Endorsement (HME). Read more.
Potential Small Business Aid for Aerial Applicators - The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), is an unprecedented economic relief package passed by Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump to stem the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill is a $2 trillion dollar lifeline in loans and grants for large and small businesses, as well a direct payments for most Americas. Read More.
Document to download for your staff travel to and, from and for work: that can be printed on your company's letterhead and provided to your employees to sign and carry with them. If they are stopped, will inform law enforcement that the individual bearing the document is an employee of and traveling to or from work in the agricultural—"Essential Critical Infrastructure" sector—which is vital for security, national economic security, national public health, and safety.
COVID-19 Prevention & Management Advice for the Aerial Application Industry: Download Here
Essential Critical Instracture Document from CISA: Download Here
NAAA Working Diligently with Federal and State Governments to Ensure Aerial Application Is Deemed Essential to the Safety and Security of the U.S. Amidst COVID-19 Suspension of Certain Business Activities: NAAA has been in direct communication with officials from the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Vice President Pence and his Coronavirus Task Force explaining that the aerial application industry is an essential service in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, and as such should remain open and unencumbered from the services it provides helping food, fiber and biofuel production and forestry and public health protection. NAAA, as of March 18, was told by the FAA that there had been no discussion of shutting down airspace to Part 137 operations. Read More