Department of the Interior Policy

Secretarial Order 3379

Reference the SO 3379 Implementation Guidance for the most up-to-date information regarding SO3379.  


  • On January 29, 2020, Secretary Bernhardt signed SO3379 ordering the temporary cessation of non-emergency aircraft systems fleet operations.  
  • The secretary's office released Implementation Guidance for SO3379 on January 31st, 2020.
  • UAS Operations for Emergencies and for Emergency Proficiency must follow the UAS Waiver and Reporting Form Instructions available with the Implementation Guidance.  
  • Information on the Blue sUAS program and Designated UAS is also available.       

Operations Guidance

OPM-11 - DOI Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

OAS Website

Agency Guidance

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)