COVID-19 Resources

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 information@agaviation.org.

Potential Small Business Aid for Aerial Applicators Extended Under PPP (7/720): President Trump on July 4 signed S. 4116, reauthorizing lending under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through Aug. 8, 2020. The five-week extension provides an opportunity for businesses to apply for the funds remaining in the program. As of June 30, more than $130 billion was still unspent. Read More

Waiver for States Concerning Third Party CDL Skills Test Examiners in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency Extended Until Sept. 30: 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 (6/29/2020). Read More

Special rule issues by FAA extends medical certificates, flight reviews and other privileges with recent expirations or soon to be expiring for another three months (6/29/2020). A summary of the special rule can be read here.

NAAA Procedures for a Healthy and Safe Ag Aviation Expo. Read More

COVID-19 Prevention & Management Advice for the Aerial Application Industry‚Äč: Download Here

NAAA Meets with FAA and EPA About Outdoor Applications of Disinfectants for COVID-19: After meeting with the EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs, NAAA and the agency determined there are no products that are currently labeled for outdoor use against the COVID-19 virus. Read More

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

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 

Document to download for your staff travel to and, from and for work: Download this sample document (Word) (PDF) that can be printed on your company's letterhead and provided to your employees to sign and carry with them. If they are stopped, this document (Word) (PDFwill 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.

Essential Critical Infrastructure Document from CISA: Download Here