(a) In General.—
This section does not apply to the operation of an unmanned aircraft conducted by a unit or agency of the United States Government or of a State, tribal, or local government (including any individual conducting such operation pursuant to a contract or other agreement entered into with the unit or agency) for the purpose of protecting the public safety and welfare, including firefighting, law enforcement, or emergency response.
(c) Compromise and Setoff.—
The United States Government may compromise the amount of a civil penalty imposed under this section.
(d) Definitions.—In this section, the following definitions apply: