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.

 

Order JO 7400.2K
Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters

 

Table of Contents

 

Part 1. General Procedures for Airspace Management

Chapter 1. General

 

Section 1. Introduction

 

1-1-1. PURPOSE OF THIS ORDER

1-1-2. AUDIENCE

1-1-3. WHERE TO FIND THIS ORDER

1-1-4. WHAT THIS ORDER CANCELS

1-1-5. CHANGE AUTHORITY

1-1-6. EXPLANATION OF CHANGES

1-1-7. SUBMISSION CUTOFF AND EFFECTIVE DATES

1-1-8. DELIVERY DATES

1-1-9. ORDER CHANGES

1-1-10. DISTRIBUTION

 

Section 2. Authority and Order Use

 

1-2-1. POLICY

1-2-2. AUTHORITY AND APPLICABILITY

1-2-3. FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1-2-4. TITLE 14 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (CFR) REFERENCES

1-2-5. WORD USAGE

1-2-6. ABBREVIATIONS

 

Chapter 2. Rulemaking/Nonrulemaking Airspace Cases

 

Section 1. Ex Parte Communications

 

2-1-1. DEFINITION

2-1-2. SCOPE  

2-1-3. POLICY

2-1-4. DISCLOSURE

2-1-5. PERMITTED CONTACT

2-1-6. RECORDING CONTACTS  

2-1-7. ADVICE FROM COUNSEL

2-1-8. RELEASE OF RULEMAKING AND/OR NONRULEMAKING TEXTS

 

Section 2. Executive Order 10854

2-2-1. SCOPE

2-2-2. POLICY

 

Section 3. Airspace Planning and Analysis

 

2-3-1. BACKGROUND  

2-3-2. POLICY  

 

Section 4. Processing Rulemaking Airspace Actions

 

2-4-1. PURPOSE  

2-4-2. RESPONSIBILITY

2-4-3. DOCKETS

2-4-4. FLIGHT PROCEDURAL DATA

2-4-5. SUBMISSION OF AIRSPACE CASES TO HEADQUARTERS

2-4-6. EFFECTIVE DATE OF FINAL RULES

2-4-7. PUBLICATION IN FEDERAL REGISTER

2-4-8. DISTRIBUTION

 

Section 5. Processing Nonrulemaking Airspace Actions

 

2-5-1. PURPOSE

2-5-2. IDENTIFICATION

2-5-3. CIRCULARIZATION

2-5-4. CIRCULARIZATION DOCUMENTATION  

2-5-5. EFFECTIVE DATE OF NONRULEMAKING ACTIONS

2-5-6. PUBLICATION OF NONRULEMAKING ACTIONS

 

Section 6. Informal Airspace Meeting

 

2-6-1. PURPOSE

2-6-2. POLICY

2-6-3. CLASS B AND C AIRSPACE AREAS NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES

2-6-4. OTHER AIRSPACE ACTIONS

2-6-5. LOCATION

2-6-6. AGENDA ITEMS

2-6-7. RECORD OF MEETINGS

 

Chapter 3. Aeronautical Information

 

Section 1. General

 

3-1-1. POLICY

3-1-2. RESPONSIBILITY

3-1-3. TRUE/MAGNETIC DIRECTIONS

3-1-4. NAVIGATIONAL AID COORDINATES

3-1-5. DIRECTIONS

 

Section 2. Charted Reporting Points

 

3-2-1. POLICY

3-2-2. CHART SERIES SELECTION  

3-2-3. FAA FORM 8260-2, RADIO FIX AND HOLDING DATA RECORD

3-2-4. PREPARATION OF FORM 8260-2

 

Section 3. Naming of NAVAIDs, Aeronautical Facilities, and Fixes

 

3-3-1. GENERAL

3-3-2. RESPONSIBILITY

3-3-3. NAMING OF NAVAIDs

3-3-4. NAMING OF WAYPOINTS, INTERSECTIONS, AND DME FIXES

 

Chapter 4.  NAVAIDs

 

Section 1. General

 

4-1-1. PURPOSE

4-1-2. POLICY

4-1-3. RESPONSIBILITY FOR FREQUENCY SELECTION

4-1-4. GOVERNING CRITERIA

4-1-5. LONG-RANGE PLANNING  

4-1-6. PROPOSED CHANGES  

 

Section 2. FAA NAVAIDs

 

4-2-1. POLICY

4-2-2. COORDINATION  

4-2-3. INFORMAL AIRSPACE MEETINGS  

4-2-4. APPROVAL AUTHORITY  

4-2-5. DISTRIBUTION  

4-2-6. COMMISSIONING DATE

4-2-7. PROCESSING REGULATORY ACTIONS

 

Section 3. Military NAVAIDs

 

4-3-1. POLICY

4-3-2. COORDINATION WITH MILITARY

4-3-3. EVALUATION BY TECHNICAL OPERATIONS SERVICES OFFICE  

4-3-4. CIRCULARIZATION

4-3-5. DETERMINATION RESPONSIBILITY

4-3-6. NOTIFICATION AND DISTRIBUTION

 

Section 4. Non-Federal NAVAIDs

 

4-4-1. POLICY

4-4-2. REQUEST FOR ESTABLISHMENT

4-4-3. RESPONSIBILITY

4-4-4. EXTERNAL COORDINATION

4-4-5. INFORMAL AIRSPACE MEETING  

4-4-6. APPROVAL AND NOTIFICATION PROCESS

4-4-7. DISTRIBUTION

 

Section 5. Discontinuance of FAA NAVAIDs

 

4-5-1. POLICY

4-5-2. RESPONSIBILITIES  

4-5-3. COORDINATION OF PROPOSALS

4-5-4. OBTAINING APPROVAL

4-5-5. DISCONTINUANCE ACTION

4-5-6. CANCELLATION OF CONTROLLED AIRSPACE AND INSTRUMENT
PROCEDURES

4-5-7. DECOMMISSIONING DATE

4-5-8. DISCONTINUANCE OF NAVAIDs INCLUDED IN ICAO PLANS

4-5-9. INTERNATIONAL STAFF NOTIFICATION

 

Section 6. Discontinuance of Military and Non-Federal NAVAIDs

 

4-6-1. POLICY

4-6-2. RESPONSIBILITY  

4-6-3. ACTION PRIOR TO DISCONTINUANCE  

4-6-4. DISCONTINUANCE OF NAVAIDs INCLUDED IN ICAO PLANS

 

Part 2. Objects Affecting Navigable Airspace

Chapter 5. Basic

 

Section 1. General

 

5-1-1. PURPOSE

5-1-2. AUTHORITY

5-1-3. POLICY  

5-1-4. SCOPE

5-1-5. RESPONSIBILITY

5-1-6. SENSITIVE CASES REFERRED TO WASHINGTON  

5-1-7. AUTOMATION

5-1-8. OE/AAA AUTOMATED SYSTEM AIRPORT/RUNWAY DATABASE

5-1-9. TRAINING

5-1-10. RELEASE OF INFORMATION

 

Section 2. Notices

 

5-2-1. REQUIREMENTS

5-2-2. PROCESSING  

5-2-3. FAA FORMS  

 

Chapter 6. Aeronautical Studies

 

Section 1. General

 

6-1-1. POLICY

6-1-2. AERONAUTICAL STUDY NUMBERS  

6-1-3. STUDY OF EXISTING STRUCTURES

6-1-4. PROPOSALS UNDER CONSTRUCTION  

6-1-5. STRUCTURES EXCEEDING 2,000 FEET

6-1-6. FEASIBILITY STUDIES

6-1-7. TOWER OWNERSHIP

 

Section 2. Initial Processing/Verification

 

6-2-1. VERIFICATION/E-FILING

6-2-2. VERIFICATION/PAPER-FILING

6-2-3. DIVISION COORDINATION

6-2-4. ADDITIONAL COORDINATION  

 

Section 3. Identifying/Evaluating Aeronautical Effect

 

6-3-1. POLICY

6-3-2. SCOPE

6-3-3. DETERMINING ADVERSE EFFECT

6-3-4. DETERMINING SIGNIFICANT VOLUME OF ACTIVITY

6-3-5. SUBSTANTIAL ADVERSE EFFECT

6-3-6. RESPONSIBILITY

6-3-7. AIRPORT SURFACES AND CLEARANCE AREAS  

6-3-8. EVALUATING EFFECT ON VFR OPERATIONS

6-3-9. EVALUATING EFFECT ON IFR OPERATIONS

6-3-10. EVALUATING EFFECT ON AIR NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION
FACILITIES

6-3-11. EVALUATING PLANNED OR FUTURE AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT
PROGRAMS

6-3-12. EVALUATING TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION

6-3-13. CONSIDERING SHIELDING

6-3-14. CONSIDERING SHADOW PLANE

6-3-15. RECOMMENDING MARKING AND LIGHTING OF STRUCTURES  

6-3-16. NEGOTIATIONS  

6-3-17. CIRCULARIZATION

 

Chapter 7. Determinations

 

Section 1. Issuing Determinations

 

7-1-1. POLICY

7-1-2. RESPONSIBILITY

7-1-3. DETERMINATIONS

7-1-4. DETERMINATION CONTENT AND OPTIONS

7-1-5. DETERMINATION DATES

7-1-6. EXISTING STRUCTURES

7-1-7. DISTRIBUTION OF DETERMINATIONS

 

Section 2. Extension of Determinations

 

7-2-1. AUTHORITY  

7-2-2. CONDITIONS  

7-2-3. COORDINATION

7-2-4. EXTENSION PERIOD

7-2-5. REVIEW PROVISIONS FOR PETITION

7-2-6. DISTRIBUTION

 

Section 3. Revision, Correction, and Termination of Determination

 

7-3-1. REVISIONS AND TERMINATIONS BASED ON NEW FACTS  

7-3-2. CORRECTION

7-3-3. STANDARD FORMAT

7-3-4. DISTRIBUTION

 

Chapter 8. Post Determination Action

 

Section 1. Action

 

8-1-1. FOLLOW-UP ACTION  

8-1-2. RECEIPT OF COMPLETED PSR

8-1-3. RECEIPT OF COMPLETED FORM 7460-2

8-1-4. PROCESSING PROJECT ABANDONED NOTIFICATION  

8-1-5. PROCESSING DISMANTLEMENT NOTIFICATION

 

Chapter 9. Discretionary Review Process

 

Section 1. General

 

9-1-1. AUTHORITY

9-1-2. OEG RESPONSIBILITY

9-1-3. JURISDICTION  

 

Section 2. Petition Processing

 

9-2-1. ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING  

9-2-2. RECOMMENDATIONS

9-2-3. DISTRIBUTION OF NOTICES TO GRANT DISCRETIONARY REVIEW

9-2-4. OEG PARTICIPATION

9-2-5. FINAL DECISION

9-2-6. DISTRIBUTION OF DECISION  

 

Part 3. Airport Airspace Analysis

Chapter 10. Basic

 

Section 1. Policy

 

10-1-1. PURPOSE

10-1-2. AUTHORITY

10-1-3. AIRPORT PROGRAMS

10-1-4. FUNDING RESPONSIBILITY

10-1-5. RESPONSIBILITY

 

Section 2. Airport Study

 

10-2-1. PURPOSE

10-2-2. STUDY NUMBER ASSIGNMENT

10-2-3. PROPOSALS SUBJECT TO AERONAUTICAL STUDY

 

Section 3. Airport Standards

 

10-3-1. DESIGN STANDARDS

10-3-2. AIRPORT SPACING GUIDELINES AND TRAFFIC PATTERN AIRSPACE
AREAS

10-3-3. DESIGNATION OF INSTRUMENT RUNWAYS, CHANGES OF AIRPORT
STATUS VFR TO IFR AND LOWERING MINIMUMS

10-3-4. AIRSPACE FEASIBILITY STUDY

10-3-5. ONSITE EVALUATION

10-3-6. FORMULATION OF FAA DETERMINATION  

 

Section 4. Airport Charting and Publication of Airport Data

 

10-4-1. POLICY  

10-4-2. RESPONSIBILITY  

10-4-3. AIRPORT CHARTING  

 

Chapter 11. Evaluating Aeronautical Effect

 

Section 1. General

 

11-1-1. EXISTING AND PROPOSED OBJECTS

11-1-2. AIRPORT TRAFFIC PATTERNS

11-1-3. INSTRUMENT FLIGHT PROCEDURES

11-1-4. AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL PROCEDURES  

11-1-5. SAFETY OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY ON THE GROUND

11-1-6. NOISE CONSIDERATION

11-1-7. AERONAUTICAL ACTIVITY

11-1-8. WIND ROSE DATA

11-1-9. HELICOPTER INGRESS-EGRESS ROUTES

11-1-10. DISPLACED THRESHOLDS AND CHANGING THE RUNWAY END  

11-1-11. EXISTING AIRPORTS

 

Section 2. Processing of Airport Proposals By
Regional Airports Offices

 

11-2-1. PROPOSALS

11-2-2. AIRPORT LAYOUT PLANS (ALP)

11-2-3. NON-PART 157 PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OR ALTERATION ON
NON-OBLIGATED PUBLIC-USE AIRPORTS

11-2-4. FAA COORDINATION  

11-2-5. NEGOTIATION WITH SPONSOR

11-2-6. CIRCULARIZATION

11-2-7. EVALUATE COMMENTS AND AERONAUTICAL EFFECT

11-2-8. INFORMAL AIRSPACE MEETINGS  

11-2-9. ISSUE DETERMINATION

 

Section 3. Processing of Airport Proposals By
Regional Flight Standards Offices

 

11-3-1. EFFECT ON SAFETY OF FLIGHT

11-3-2. EFFECT ON SAFETY OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY ON THE GROUND

11-3-3. ONSITE EVALUATIONS

 

Section 4. Processing of Airport Proposals By
Operations Support Group Flight Procedures Teams

 

11-4-1. EFFECT ON INSTRUMENT PROCEDURES

11-4-2. CHANGE OF AIRPORT STATUS FROM VFR TO IFR

11-4-3. EVALUATION OF INSTRUMENT RUNWAY DESIGNATIONS

 

Section 5. Processing of Airport Proposals By
Technical Operations Services Area Offices

 

11-5-1. ELECTROMAGNETIC OR LINE-OF-SIGHT INTERFERENCE  

11-5-2. EVALUATION OF INSTRUMENT RUNWAY DESIGNATION

11-5-3. CHANGE IN AIRPORT STATUS FROM VFR TO IFR

11-5-4. AIRPORT PROPOSALS  

 

Section 6. Processing of Airport Proposals By Service Area Offices

 

11-6-1. EFFECT ON AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL OPERATIONS

11-6-2. COORDINATION

11-6-3. AIRPORT TRAFFIC PATTERNS

11-6-4. PART 77 REVIEW  

11-6-5. DESIGNATION OF INSTRUMENT RUNWAY/CHANGE IN AIRPORT STATUS
VFR TO IFR

11-6-6. ONSITE EVALUATION

 

Chapter 12. Airport Determinations

 

Section 1. General

 

12-1-1. RESPONSIBILITY

12-1-2. TERMINOLOGY

12-1-3. CONDITIONAL DETERMINATIONS

12-1-4. EXPIRATION DATES

12-1-5. STATEMENT IN DETERMINATIONS

12-1-6. AIRPORT MASTER RECORD  

12-1-7. ADVISE FEDERAL AGREEMENT AIRPORT SPONSORS

12-1-8. DISSEMINATION OF STUDY RESULTS

12-1-9. REVIEW OF SENSITIVE OR CONTROVERSIAL CASES AND PART 157
DETERMINATIONS

12-1-10. DISPOSAL OF FEDERAL SURPLUS REAL PROPERTY FOR PUBLIC
AIRPORT PURPOSES
 

 

Chapter 13. Military, NASA, and Other Agency Airport Proposals

 

Section 1. General

 

13-1-1. PRIOR NOTICE TO FAA  

13-1-2. FORM OF NOTICE

13-1-3. FAA HEADQUARTERS REVIEWS

13-1-4. REGIONAL/SERVICE AREA OFFICE REVIEW

13-1-5. MILITARY PROPOSALS OTHER THAN MCP  

 

Part 4. Terminal and En Route Airspace

Chapter 14. Designation of Airspace Classes

 

Section 1. General

 

14-1-1. PURPOSE

14-1-2. DEFINITIONS

14-1-3. GOVERNING CRITERIA

14-1-4. FRACTIONAL MILES

14-1-5. AIRSPACE LEGAL DESCRIPTION

 

Section 2. Ad Hoc Committee Procedures for Class B and Class C Airspace Actions

 

14-2-1. BACKGROUND  

14-2-2. POLICY AND PURPOSE  

14-2-3. COMMITTEE FORMATION

14-2-4. FAA PARTICIPATION

14-2-5. COMMITTEE PROCESS

14-2-6. FAA ACTION ON COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

Chapter 15. Class B Airspace

 

Section 1. General

 

15-1-1. PURPOSE  

15-1-2. REGIONAL/SERVICE AREA OFFICE EVALUATION

 

Section 2. Class B Airspace Standards

 

15-2-1. CRITERIA

15-2-2. DESIGNATION

15-2-3. CONFIGURATION

 

Section 3. Class B Airspace Processing

 

15-3-1. RESPONSIBILITIES

15-3-2. STAFF STUDY

15-3-3. AIRSPACE USERS COORDINATION

 

Chapter 16. Class C Airspace

 

Section 1. General

 

16-1-1. PURPOSE

16-1-2. NONRULEMAKING ALTERNATIVES  

16-1-3. REGIONAL/SERVICE AREA OFFICE EVALUATION

16-1-4. CLASS C AIRSPACE

 

Section 2. Class C Airspace Standards

 

16-2-1. CRITERIA

16-2-2. DESIGNATION

16-2-3. CONFIGURATION

16-2-4. TIME OF DESIGNATION

 

Section 3. Class C Airspace Processing

 

16-3-1. RESPONSIBILITIES

16-3-2. STAFF STUDY

16-3-3. AIRSPACE USERS COORDINATION

 

Chapter 17. Class D Airspace

 

Section 1. General

 

17-1-1. PURPOSE

17-1-2. REGIONAL/SERVICE AREA OFFICE EVALUATION

17-1-3. DESIGNATION

17-1-4. TIME OF DESIGNATION

17-1-5. PART TIME SURFACE AREAS

 

Section 2. Class D Airspace Standards

 

17-2-1. CONFIGURATION

17-2-2. AIRPORT REFERENCE POINT/GEOGRAPHIC POSITION

17-2-3. SATELLITE AIRPORTS

17-2-4. ADJOINING CLASS D AIRSPACE AREAS

17-2-5. DETERMINING CLASS D AREA SIZE

17-2-6. DEPARTURES

17-2-7. ARRIVAL EXTENSION

17-2-8. VERTICAL LIMITS

17-2-9. COMMUNICATIONS

17-2-10. WEATHER OBSERVATIONS AND REPORTING

17-2-11. LOSS OF COMMUNICATION OR WEATHER REPORTING CAPABILITY  

 

Chapter 18. Class E Airspace

 

Section 1. General

 

18-1-1. INTRODUCTION  

18-1-2. CLASS E SURFACE AREAS

18-1-3. DESIGNATION

 

Section 2. Transitional Airspace

 

18-2-1. PURPOSE

18-2-2. 700/1,200-FOOT CLASS E AIRSPACE  

18-2-3. 700-FOOT CLASS E AIRSPACE

18-2-4. 1,200-FOOT CLASS E AIRSPACE  

18-2-5. CLASS E AIRSPACE FLOORS ABOVE 1,200 FEET

18-2-6. COORDINATION OF MISSED APPROACH ALTITUDES

 

Section 3. Transitional Airspace Area Criteria

 

18-3-1. DEPARTURE AREA

18-3-2. LENGTHY DEPARTURE CLASS E AIRSPACE EXTENSIONS

18-3-3. ARRIVAL AREA

18-3-4. ARRIVAL EXTENSION  

18-3-5. PROCEDURE TURN PROTECTION

18-3-6. DETERMINING BASE ALTITUDES

 

Chapter 19. Other Airspace Areas

 

Section 1. General

 

19-1-1. EN ROUTE DOMESTIC AIRSPACE AREAS  

19-1-2. OFFSHORE/CONTROL AIRSPACE AREAS  

19-1-3. DESIGNATION

19-1-4. PROCESSING  

 

Chapter 20. Air Navigational Routes

 

Section 1. General

 

20-1-1. PURPOSE

20-1-2. CONTROLLED AIRSPACE

20-1-3. WHEN TO DESIGNATE AIR NAVIGATION ROUTES

20-1-4. RESPONSIBILITIES

20-1-5. ROUTE IDENTIFICATION

20-1-6. CHANGEOVER POINTS

20-1-7. BASE ALTITUDES  

20-1-8. MINIMUM EN ROUTE ALTITUDES (MEA)  

20-1-9. PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS  

20-1-10. ACTION TO RAISE BASE OF TRANSITIONAL AREAS

 

Section 2. Flight Inspection Requirements

 

20-2-1. REQUEST FOR FLIGHT INSPECTION DATA

20-2-2. FLIGHT INSPECTION DATA DISTRIBUTION

20-2-3. FLIGHT INSPECTION REQUESTS

20-2-4. FLIGHT INSPECTION REPORT

 

Section 3. Low/Medium Frequency and VOR Airways

 

20-3-1. NAVAID SPACING

20-3-2. VERTICAL AND LATERAL EXTENT

20-3-3. WIDTH REDUCTIONS

 

Section 4. Jet Routes

 

20-4-1. DESIGNATION  

20-4-2. NAVAID SPACING

20-4-3. JET ROUTE WIDTH

 

Section 5. Area Navigation Routes

 

20-5-1. DISCUSSION

20-5-2. WAYPOINT CRITERIA

20-5-3. LATERAL PROTECTED AIRSPACE CRITERIA FOR RNAV EN ROUTE
SEGMENTS

20-5-4. EN ROUTE TURN PROTECTION CRITERIA

 

Part 5. Special Use Airspace

Chapter 21. General

 

Section 1. Policy

 

21-1-1. PURPOSE

21-1-2. SCOPE

21-1-3. DEFINITION AND TYPES

21-1-4. CATEGORIES

21-1-5.  SUA APPROVAL AUTHORITY

21-1-6. MINIMUM NUMBERS AND VOLUME

21-1-7. OPTIMUM USE OF AIRSPACE

21-1-8. JOINT-USE POLICY

21-1-9. ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

21-1-10. CONTROLLING AGENCY

21-1-11. USING AGENCY

21-1-12. WAIVERS

21-1-13. PUBLIC NOTICE PROCEDURES

21-1-14. SUA NONRULEMAKING CIRCULARS

21-1-15. CHARTING AND PUBLICATION REQUIREMENTS

21-1-16. CERTIFICATION OF SUA GEOGRAPHIC POSITIONAL DATA

21-1-17. LEAD REGION

 

Section 2. SUA Legal Descriptions

 

21-2-1. GENERAL

21-2-2. LATERAL BOUNDARIES

21-2-3. VERTICAL LIMITS

21-2-4. TIMES OF USE

21-2-5. CONTROLLING AGENCY

21-2-6. USING AGENCY

21-2-7. SUA LEGAL DESCRIPTION AMENDMENTS

 

Section 3. SUA Proposals

 

21-3-1. GENERAL

21-3-2. CLASSIFIED INFORMATION

21-3-3. PROPOSAL CONTENT

21-3-4. ABBREVIATED PROPOSALS

 

Section 4. Coordination of Proposals

 

21-4-1. POLICY

21-4-2. PROPOSAL PRE-COORDINATION

21-4-3. ATC FACILITY COORDINATION

21-4-4. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

 

Section 5. Regional/Service Area Office Actions

 

21-5-1. GENERAL

21-5-2. REGIONAL/SERVICE AREA OFFICE PROCESSING REQUIREMENTS

21-5-3. AERONAUTICAL IMPACT CONSIDERATION

21-5-4. ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT REVIEW

21-5-5. REGIONAL/SERVICE AREA OFFICE DETERMINATION

21-5-6. DISAPPROVAL OF PROPOSALS

21-5-7. SUBMISSION OF APPROVAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO FAA
HEADQUARTERS
 

21-5-8. HANDLING OF PROPOSALS TO REDUCE OR REVOKE SUA

21-5-9. FAA INITIATED SUA PROPOSALS

 

Section 6. Aeronautical Study

 

21-6-1. PURPOSE  

21-6-2. POLICY

21-6-3. CONTENT OF STUDY  

 

Section 7. Restricted Area and MOA Annual Utilization Reports

 

21-7-1. PURPOSE

21-7-2. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

21-7-3. SUPPLEMENTARY REPORTS

21-7-4. UTILIZATION REPORT TERMS

21-7-5. REVIEW REQUIREMENT

21-7-6. REVIEW SUMMARY

 

Section 8. SUA Review and Analysis

 

21-8-1. GENERAL

21-8-2. POLICY  

21-8-3. SOURCES OF INFORMATION  

21-8-4. UTILIZATION STANDARDS

21-8-5. SUA REVIEW GUIDE  

21-8-6. SUA REVIEW FOLLOW UP ACTION

 

Section 9. SUA Review Teams

 

21-9-1. PURPOSE

21-9-2. TEAM COMPOSITION

21-9-3. RESPONSIBILITIES  

21-9-4. TEAM REPORT

21-9-5. FOLLOW UP ACTION

 

Chapter 22. Prohibited Areas

 

Section 1. General

 

22-1-1. DEFINITION

22-1-2. PURPOSE  

22-1-3. IDENTIFICATION

22-1-4. DESCRIPTION

22-1-5. WAIVERS/AUTHORIZATION

 

Section 2. Processing

 

22-2-1. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS  

22-2-2. REGIONAL/SERVICE AREA OFFICE ACTIONS

 

Chapter 23. Restricted Areas

 

Section 1. General

 

23-1-1. DEFINITION

23-1-2. PURPOSE

23-1-3. IDENTIFICATION  

23-1-4. RESTRICTED AREA FLOOR

23-1-5. JOINT USE

23-1-6. TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREAS

 

Section 2. Processing

 

23-2-1. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS  

23-2-2. TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA PROPOSALS

 

Chapter 24. Warning Areas

 

Section 1. General

 

24-1-1. DEFINITION  

24-1-2. PURPOSE

24-1-3. IDENTIFICATION

24-1-4. JOINT USE

 

Section 2. Processing

 

24-2-1. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

24-2-2. EXECUTIVE ORDER 10854 COORDINATION

 

Chapter 25. Military Operations Areas

 

Section 1. General

 

25-1-1. DEFINITION  

25-1-2. PURPOSE  

25-1-3. IDENTIFICATION

25-1-4. MOA FLOOR

25-1-5. LOCATION

25-1-6. JOINT USE

25-1-7. TEMPORARY MOAs  

25-1-8. MOAs IN CLASS G AIRSPACE

 

Section 2. Processing

 

25-2-1. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS  

25-2-2. TEMPORARY MOA PROCESSING  

 

Chapter 26. Alert Areas

 

Section 1. General

 

26-1-1. DEFINITION

26-1-2. PURPOSE  

26-1-3. LOCATION  

26-1-4. ACTIVITIES  

26-1-5. IDENTIFICATION

 

Section 2. Criteria

 

26-2-1. GENERAL

26-2-2. TYPES OF OPERATIONS

 

Section 3. Processing

 

26-3-1. ALERT AREA PROPOSALS

26-3-2. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

 

Chapter 27. Controlled Firing Areas

 

Section 1. General

 

27-1-1. DEFINITION

27-1-2. PURPOSE  

27-1-3. CRITERIA

27-1-4. CHARTING

27-1-5. DIMENSIONS

27-1-6. ACTIVITIES  

27-1-7. APPROVAL  

27-1-8. SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION

 

Section 2. Processing

 

27-2-1. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS  

27-2-2. CFA PROPOSALS

27-2-3. REGIONAL/SERVICE AREA OFFICE ACTION

27-2-4. APPROVAL LETTER  

 

Section 3. Safety Precautions

 

27-3-1. USER RESPONSIBILITIES  

27-3-2. PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES  

27-3-3. AREA SURVEILLANCE

 

Chapter 28. National Security Areas

 

Section 1. General

 

28-1-1. DEFINITION  

28-1-2. PURPOSE

28-1-3. CRITERIA

28-1-4. DIMENSIONS

28-1-5. CHARTING

28-1-6. EXPIRATION, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION

 

Section 2. Processing

 

28-2-1. NSA PROPOSALS

28-2-2. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

28-2-3. REGIONAL/SERVICE AREA OFFICE PROCESSING

28-2-4. Airspace Regulations and ATC Procedures Group PROCESSING

 

Part 6. Miscellaneous Procedures

 

Chapter 29. Outdoor Laser Operations

 

Section 1. General

 

29-1-1. PURPOSE  

29-1-2. AUTHORITY

29-1-3. POLICY

29-1-4. RESPONSIBILITIES

29-1-5. DEFINITIONS

 

Section 2. Evaluating Aeronautical Effect

 

29-2-1. AERONAUTICAL REVIEW

29-2-2. LOCAL LASER WORKING GROUP (LLWG)

29-2-3. PROTECTION DISTANCE CALCULATIONS  

29-2-4. CONTROL MEASURES

 

Section 3. Aeronautical Determinations

 

29-3-1. FINDINGS

29-3-2. CONTENT OF DETERMINATIONS

29-3-3. PUBLICATION OF LASER OPERATIONS IN THE NAS

 

Section 4. Notices to Airmen

 

29-4-1. ISSUANCE OF NOTICES TO AIRMEN (NOTAM)

 

Chapter 30. High Intensity Light Operations

 

Section 1. General

 

30-1-1. PURPOSE

30-1-2. POLICY  

30-1-3. AUTHORITY

30-1-4. DEFINITIONS  

 

Section 2. Aeronautical Review/Determinations

 

30-2-1. EVALUATION OF AFFECTED AIRSPACE AREAS

30-2-2. AERONAUTICAL STUDY

30-2-3. CONTENT OF DETERMINATION

 

Chapter 31. Amateur Rocket and Commercial Space Operations

Section 1. General

31-1-1. PURPOSE

31-1-2. AUTHORITY

31-1-3. POLICY

31-1-4. CONTROLLING FACILITY

31-1-5. DEFINITIONS

31-1-6. RESOURCES

Section 2. Amateur Rockets

31-2-1. RESPONSIBILITIES

31-2-2. GENERAL OPERATING LIMITATIONS

31-2-3. AMATEUR ROCKET PROCESS

31-2-4. AERONAUTICAL ANALYSIS

31-2-5. AIRSPACE MANAGEMENT

31-2-6. WAIVER/AUTHORIZATION FORMAT AND CONTENT

31-2-7. NOTIFICATION TO AIR TRAFFIC FACILITIES

31-2-8. NOTAMS

Section 3. Launch and Reentry Vehicle Operations

31-3-1. RESPONSIBILITIES

31-3-2. LOA CONTENT

31-3-3. LOA COORDINATION

31-3-4. NOTICE TO AIRMEN (NOTAM)

31-3-5. LAUNCH AND REENTRY PROCESS

Section 4. Launch and Reentry Sites

31-4-1. RESPONSIBILITIES

31-4-2. LOA CONTENT

31-4-3. LOA COORDINATION

31-4-4. LAUNCH AND REENTRY SITE PROCESS

 

Chapter 32. Environmental Matters

 

Section 1. General Information

 

32-1-1. PURPOSE  

32-1-2. POLICY

32-1-3. BACKGROUND

32-1-4. DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY  

32-1-5. RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Section 2. Environmental Processing

 

32-2-1. PROCEDURES

32-2-2. 14 CFR PART 150 STUDIES

32-2-3. SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE (SUA)

 

Section 3. Environmental Impact Categories and Other Topics

 

32-3-1. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) ACT SECTION 4(f)
(RECODIFIED AS 49 USC SECTION 303(c))

32-3-2. ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE (TITLE VI/NEPA)  

32-3-3. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT  

32-3-4. CUMULATIVE IMPACTS

32-3-5. OTHER CURRENT AIR TRAFFIC ISSUES  

32-3-6. RECORDS RETENTION

32-3-7. APPENDICES

 

Appendices

Appendix 1. Environmental Study Process Flow Chart

Appendix 2. Procedures for Processing SUA Actions Environmental Process Flow Chart

Appendix 3. Procedures for Processing SUA Actions Aeronautical Process Flow Chart

Appendix 4. FAA Procedures for Processing SUA Actions Aeronautical and Environmental
Summary Table

Appendix 5. Air Traffic Initial Environmental Review

Appendix 6. Sample Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration
Categorical Exclusion Declaration

Appendix 7. FAA/DOD Memorandum of Understanding 

Appendix 8. FAA Special Use Airspace Environmental Processing Procedures

Appendix 9. Noise Policy for Management of Airspace Over Federally Managed Lands

Appendix 10. Community Involvement Policy

 

 

 

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