U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7400.2K
Effective Date:
April 3, 2014
 
     

Subject:  Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters
This Basic includes Change 1 effective 7/24/14.

 

Explanation of Changes
Change 1

Direct questions through appropriate facility/service center office staff
to the Office of Primary Interest (OPI).
 

a. 5-1-1. PURPOSE
5-1-2. AUTHORITY
5-2-1. REQUIREMENTS
5-2-3. FAA FORMS
6-1-5. STRUCTURES EXCEEDING 2,000 FEET
7-2-4. EXTENSION PERIOD
7-3-1. REVISIONS AND TERMINATIONS BASED ON NEW FACTS

This change updates the title, guidance, and policy in reference to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 77, Safe, Efficient Use, and Preservation of the Navigable Airspace. The graphic figures in chapter 5, section 2 are also updated to reflect new guidelines.

b.5-1-3. POLICY
5-1-10. RELEASE OF INFORMATION
5-2-2. PROCESSING
5-2-3. FAA FORMS
6-1-1. POLICY
6-3-2. SCOPE

This change replaces “obstruction evaluation” study with “aeronautical” study to clarify that an obstruction is evaluated during an aeronautical study. This change also includes website information for the electronic collection of data.

c.5-2-2. PROCESSING
6-3-11. EVALUATING PLANNED OR FUTURE AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
6-3-13. CONSIDERING SHIELDING
7-2-1. AUTHORITY

This change revises the reference to Air Traffic personnel to more specifically identify the Obstruction Evaluation Group (OEG), which was streamlined to Headquarters during the Air Traffic Organization transition.

d.6-2-4. ADDITIONAL COORDINATION
6-3-2. SCOPE
6-3-6. RESPONSIBILITY
6-3-7. AIRPORT SURFACE AND CLEARANCE AREAS
6-3-8. EVALUATING EFFECT ON VFR OPERATIONS

In accordance with the revised Part 77, this change updates all references to “military” as “Department of Defense (DOD),” and includes the role of the Department of Homeland Security where appropriate. The graphic figures in chapter 6, section 3 are also updated to reflect these new guidelines.

e.6-3-6. RESPONSIBILITY
6-3-8. EVALUATING EFFECT ON VFR OPERATIONS

Prior to the recent rule change, Part 77 provided that a proposed or existing structure was an obstruction to air navigation if it was higher than 500 feet above ground level (AGL). The FAA adopted the proposal that lowers the height of a structure identified as an obstruction from above 500 feet to above 499 feet. This change (including the graphic figures in chapter 6, section 3) is updated to reflect the new guidelines.

f.7-3-3. STANDARD FORMAT

The automated Obstruction Evaluation/Airport Airspace Analysis program replaced much of the manual processes required during an aeronautical study with equivalent electronic processes. This change is updated to reflect the current automation.

g.32-1-3. BACKGROUND
32-1-4. DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY
32-1-5. RESPONSIBILITIES
32-2-1. PROCEDURES
Appendix 1. Environmental Study Process Flow Chart
Appendix 5. Air Traffic Initial Environmental Review
Appendix 6. Sample Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Categorical Exclusion Declaration

The content herein is updated to reflect the implementation of the Re-engineered Environmental Review Process for Instrument Flight Procedures.

h.Entire publication.

Additional editorial/format changes were made where necessary. Revision bars were not used because of the insignificant nature of these changes.

 

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