The federal definition of export controls is U.S. federal government laws and regulations that require federal agency approval before the export of controlled items, commodities, technology, software or information to restricted foreign countries, persons and entities (including universities).

USM H1-B Visa Worksheet and Certification (pdf)

ECR Resources:

ECR Training:

US Export Control RegulationsTraining (external link)

1) Please affiliate with the University of Maine System;

2) When asked to select curriculum, please answer “Export Controls”;

3) Please use the visual guides provided below for reference;

New User –  ECR CITI Quick Visual Guide (pdf)

Return User – ECR CITI Quick Visual Guide (pdf)

This notice is to alert you that a recent change under U.S. Export Control Regulations may impact users of DJI drones. Effective December 18th 2020, DJI was added to the Entity List and will no longer be permitted to receive US exports controlled under the Commerce Department’s Export Administration Regulations without a license. The key impact to users of DJI drones is that interaction with, or export to, DJI may require an export license. Therefore, any planned interaction with DJI needs prior review and approval by the Office of Research Integrity and Outreach (ORIO), including any customer service or repair calls. Users should also review their DJI drone settings to ensure the drone is not set by default to send data to DJI (this export of data to DJI servers could potentially result in a significant fine, up to $1,000,000 per violation).

While this regulatory change does not prevent DJI drones from being sold and purchased in the U.S., and USM personnel who use DJI products are not required to discard them at this time, it is important for users to be aware of this significant regulatory change and work closely with the Office of Research Integrity and Outreach before interacting with, or exporting items or data to, DJI.  If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact us at

UMS Unmanned Aircraft Systems Guidance (pdf)

  • If someone has technical questions: UMA Dan LeClaire
  • If someone has marketing questions: they should talk to their campus marketing or Public Information Office
  • If someone has security / police related questions: USM campus police, non-emergency 780-5211
  • If someone has occupational safety related items: USM Safety Management 581-4088
  • If someone has liability / risk / license questions: USM Risk Management 780-4517
  • If someone has document concerns they can send them to, but they need to be aware that license has become more standardized and exemptions have been curtailed. – technical detail – Dan LeClaire would be able to explain it.

An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) (pdf) is a written document describing the hazards present within a work-area and the actions necessary for the safe, prompt and complete evacuation of employees, faculty, students and guests. In a diverse and transient community such as The University of Southern Maine (USM), EAPs must be clear and consistent between different work-areas to ensure that all building occupants can safely evacuate in the event of an emergency.

This emergency plan (pdf) is written with information and guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Influenza Preparedness Plan, the U.S. Government Department of Homeland Security National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza, and the U.S. Government Department of Health and Human Services Pandemic Plan, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State of Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC). This plan outlines the assumptions, strategies, and procedures that the University of Southern Maine will follow to respond to a Pandemic or Public Health Emergency.

Diversion Control Division (external link)